A Facebook video that appears to show a newborn baby walking while being held up by a nurse has gone viral, amassing millions of views and shares.
In the video, a Brazillian nurse holds the baby across its chest and under the arms with its legs touching the bed, and the newborn appears to take steps across the bed, the Daily Mail reported. In Portuguese, the nurse says "Oh my gosh, the girl is walking. Good gracious!" As the baby continues to take steps, the nurse can be heard saying that the baby was "getting up to walk" while she was trying to bathe her, according to the Daily Mail.
The video has been viewed over 89 million times and shared 2 million times since it was posted on Facebook on May 25, Women’s Health Magazine reported. Some commenters on the video called the newborn a "miracle baby," while others thought the video might be fake.
Dr. Sherry A. Ross cleared up the controversy by saying, "This is in no way walking," Women’s Health reported. She said the motion was just a reflex, like a baby opening its mouth if you rub its cheek. "Babies are programmed to have reactions to stimulation," Ross said. The reflex disappears soon after birth.
Some Twitter users were still amazed by the video, while others were decidedly more realistic.
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