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Texas father goes viral for singing ‘worship song’ to premature son in NICU: ‘Proof God is faithful’

A video of a father singing to his premature son who was given a poor survival rate has gone viral.

Texas resident Daniel Johnson shared images on TikTok that his wife recorded of him singing a “worship song” to their son at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple in Bell County.

“Remington Hayze Johnson,” Johnson captioned his video on December 20, 2022. “Proof that God is faithful.”

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“Born 4 months early and with a 21% chance of survival,” Johnson continued. “Today we are two and a half months old giving God all the praise he deserves.”

Daniel Johnson, father and Texas resident, sang a “worship song” to his premature son Remington Hayze Johnson. The moment has gone viral on TikTok.
(Emily Johnson via Storyful)

Holding Remington, Johnson sang “Hallelujah Here Below” by Elevation Worship, a contemporary Christian music ensemble from North Carolina.

Remington responded to Johnson’s singing by raising his right hand about 35 seconds into the song, which brought tears to his father’s eyes. (WATCH the video at the top of this article).

Fox News Digital has contacted Johnson and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center for comment.

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The video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times and liked more than 235,200 times, according to TikTok data.

Full-term pregnancies reportedly last between 37 and 42 weeks.

Full-term pregnancies reportedly last between 37 and 42 weeks.
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Tens of thousands of commenters have shared words of encouragement with the Johnson family.

“One of the most beautiful NICU baby videos I’ve ever seen,” wrote one TikTok user. “I was amazed and about to cry too!”

“Absolutely precious moment b/na man, her baby and our Heavenly Father,” another user commented.

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“Baby’s hands went up in Hallelujah,” noted one TikTok user. “Highest praise… be exalted Father.”

Daniel Johnson tagged Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple hospital in his viral TikTok video.

Daniel Johnson tagged Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple hospital in his viral TikTok video.
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Emily Johnson, Remington’s mother, told social media intelligence agency Storyful that NICU doctors predicted her son had a 21% chance of surviving the first 24 hours after birth.

Remington “astonished doctors with its strength,” he said, in a statement provided to the news agency.

Johnson continued to Storyful that Remington is still getting attention “but it should be coming home soon.”

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Full-term pregnancies last between 37 and 42 weeks, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine.

A February 2022 study of premature babies suggested that babies born early in the US have had higher survival rates, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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The study examined 10,877 birth records between 2013 and 2018 from 19 neonatal centers and found that premature babies born between 22 and 28 weeks had a significantly better survival rate compared to previous years.

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