Valentine's Day is a really sweet holiday. Not just because of the candy, but because of the kind gestures and adorable baby outfits to come out of this traditional red and pink day. A Facebook post from Southcoast Health showed the perfect combination of the two.

"Love is definitely in the air with these little bundles of joy! What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and National Heart Month than welcoming these newborns who came into the world this week at the St. Luke’s Women and Children’s Pavilion?

Cupid dropped off these cute-as-a-button beanies, hand-knitted by Linda Gustafson, and they’re a perfect fit for these adorable babes and their families.

Congratulations to all and thank you to the wonderful nurses, physicians, and staff at St. Luke’s who always provide such a warm and affectionate experience."

Newborns with Valentine's Hats 2020

Shawn Badgley is the Manager of Strategic Communications & PIO at Southcoast Health. We reached out to him to learn more about the amazing woman who made the little hats for these cherubs.

"The hatmaker, Linda Gustafson, is the mother of Traci McNeil, a Southcoast executive. Linda lives in Rhode Island and knits as a hobby. She said she wanted to share a gift of love with these little ones, and whipped up these beanies in short order." - Shawn Badgley

Just when I thought that I could not possibly love this story more, we heard from the St. Luke's Cupid herself.

“These were truly from the heart. Giving this gift gave me purpose. To see these precious little babies wearing them, it makes me think of my own children and grandchildren, who are all grown now. I get tears in my eyes. And I have a connection with Southcoast Health hospitals because of my daughter, so I will continue doing this whenever I can!” - Linda Gustafson, St. Luke's Cupid

Don't be alarmed if I just scroll through these photos for the rest of the day. Not creeping, just loving all of it.

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