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Hospital Gives Preemie Hippo A Stuffed Animal That Looks Like Her, Then They Become Inseparable

When Fiona the tiny brown hippo was born, she didn’t expect to become an overnight sensation.

The small baby hippo was born sixweeks early in the Cincinnati Zoo and, as a preemie, she needed intensive around-the-clock care to stay healthy and grow.

She gained fans and followers, who watched every documented moment of the preemie hippo’s journey, from her feeding sessions to her first bath.

Now, a nearby children’s hospital is rewarding the little fighter with a special surprise.

In the video below, posted on February 3, 2017, Fiona the preemie hippo receives a large NICU package from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, similar to the ones they give their own clients after their stays.

The massive surprise care package contains acustom-made book, a few superhero capes, a pacifier, and a large stuffed hippo about the size of Fionaherself.

Since the baby hippo is a preemie, just like their clients, and lives so close to the hospital, it only madesense to provide Fiona with an NICU care package too.

To take a look at the care package for yourself and to see how Fiona takes to all her surprise goodies, especially her new stuffed hippo toy, check out the video below!

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Mom Gives Birth To Healthy Baby, Then Grandma Looks In Between Newborns Legs To See The Gender

Kyle and Danielle Williams thought they had it all figured out back in 2015. Danielle was certain that she would give birth to a happy, healthy baby girl.

An ultrasound revealed the gender around four months into her pregnancy. The entire family gathered pink clothing and toys to welcome the tiny tot into the world.

Then Danielle gave birth. Doctors handed the mom a tiny newborn, but there was something a little unexpected: the child was a boy.

“I was shocked, to say the least,” Danielle told Inside Edition.

But her reaction did not compare to grandma’s. Grandma went to change the little one’s diaper, but when she spotted what was between baby’s legs, she was in awe.

“Oh my goodness!” she exclaimed. “You guys are not joking!”

Everyone in the family was stunned. How could doctors have gotten this completely wrong?

“We were told it wasn’t the best picture when she printed it for us, but she assured us she saw at the very beginning of the ultrasound that it was in fact a baby sister for our daughter,” Kyle said of the ultrasound.

Sonogram images can be blurry; incorrect gender determinations occur more often than people think.

“I kept looking back and forth to my wife, not saying anything to her. She frantically asked me, ‘What’s wrong? What’s wrong?’ and all I could say to her was, ‘Well, there’s a bit of a surprise,’” Kyle recalled.

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