Most parents think their children are the cutest, but Joey Powling Jr.’s parents might actually be right.
On Oct. 30, Baby Joey had open-heart surgery at just 3 months old for a condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, or TOF, which is essentially a hole in his heart. His uncle Dan Phelps snapped a post-op photo of him and posted it on Reddit because he thought his nephew was particularly handsome, according to The Huffington Post.
Not only is sweet little Joey good-looking, but his brave smile and shocking surgery scar make him look that much more charismatic — so charismatic, in fact, that an entire Internet meme was born around the photo.
Joey deserves every bit of the accolades he’s receiving as a result of his ridiculously good looks — but especially because his surgery was a success.
Here are some of the well-deserved memes praising his courage (and cute face):
All memes via QuickMeme.com
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