Sweet Georgia man dubbed 'ICU Grandpa' for comforting NICU babies

Sweet Georgia man dubbed 'ICU Grandpa' for comforting NICU babies

ATLANTA (WIS) - Once a week, the babies at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta gets a special visitor.

David Deutchman, also known as "ICU Grandpa" visits the hospital every Tuesday and holds babies in the PICU of the children's hospital. He holds the babies whose parents can't be there to hold them. He's volunteered at the hospital for 12 years after he retired from his work in international business marketing, the hospital says.

One of the parents took a photo of Deutchman holding her little one who she could not be with. The post says:

They call him the ICU Grandpa. On Tuesdays, he visits the PICU to hold babies whose parents can't be with them that day. On Thursdays, he makes rounds in the NICU.

The posts have garnered a lot of attention, calling the father of two adult daughter's actions sweet and caring.

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