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The Best of the Ridiculously Good-Looking Surgery Baby Meme (PHOTOS)

By Meredith Carroll |

Ridiculously good-looking surgery baby

Baby Joey is, indeed, ridiculously good looking

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):

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Baby Joey's Uncle Posted his Post-Op Picture on Reddit


Chuck Norris isn't the only brought to tears at the sight of this baby's sweet smile.

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About Meredith Carroll


Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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