New video from Huggies goes viral, showing blind mom-to-be feeling her unborn baby by way of a 3D-printed ultrasound. Get ready to cry tears of joy.
If there's anything you can guarantee on your Facebook news feed for Mother's Day, it's videos like this one, that'll tug at your hormonal heartstrings and leave you weeping. In a smart advertising move by the Brazilian branch of Huggies—it's honestly pretty incredible—this short, sweet video features a mom-to-be who lost her eyesight but gets to feel an ultrasound instead of seeing it, all thanks to 3D printing.
Watch it and let the tears flow, we surely did. Especially when the doctor hands the rendering to the mom, 30-year-old Tatiana Guerra and asks, "If you could touch him, would that let you know what he's like?" (It's gave us the same kind of goosebumps as that Samsung live-streaming birth video that made us cry back in March.)
So can you also have a 3D-printed version of that baby growing in your tummy? Ultrasound machines like this one are becoming more popular in the U.S., but the FDA warns against using them for non-medical purposes. Even if you can't take your own 3D print home, it's nice to think that now all moms—regardless of disabilities—can now have the same opportunities to see their babes, thanks to technology. Way to go, Huggies, we're diggin' it.