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Video of Premature Baby Raising Hand in Worship as Father Sings in NICU Goes Viral

Screengrab via TikTok @fritojohnson89

A Texas father, 33-year-old Daniel Johnson, went viral after posting a video of himself singing to his 2 1/2-month-old baby boy who was born four months premature.

“That moment you’re singing a worship song to your NICU baby and he raises his hands in worship,” Johnson’s video said.

Johnson, who drives a truck for living, wrote the comment that his son, Remington Hayze Johnson, is “proof that God is faithful.” According to Johnson, his son was given only a 21% chance of survival, but “today we are 2 1/2 months old giving God all the praise He deserves.”

Johnson’s wife, Emily, took the video, which shows her husband holding their newborn son and singing “Hallelujah Here Below,” a worship song by Elevation Worship.

“Should the fire that once burned bright become an ember my eyes can’t see, I will remember your sacrifice. I will abide in your love for me. Oh, we sing hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah. We sing hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,” Johnson sang.

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As Johnson sang the words, “Hallelujah, hallelujah,” baby Remington raised his little hand in the air like he was praising Jesus alongside his father.

Baby Remington brought a smile to his soft-singing father’s face, an expression that quickly turned to tears of joy as he looked at his son hooked up to a medical system that helps him breathe.

Johnson’s TikTok video has received over 236,000 likes and inspired more than 12,500 people to post a comment.

One person said, “This has me in tears!! Anyone who sees this has to believe there is a mighty God!! Bless his little heart!” Another wrote, “Wherever two or more are gathered— our Father God was there with you and your sweet baby. Prayers and hugs for you all.”

Another commented, “Baby’s hands went right up on Hallelujah. The highest praise…be exalted Father.”

During an interview with “Good Morning America,” Emily explained that doctors performed an emergency C-section after her contractions wouldn’t stop.