A neurosurgeon in Canada is capturing hearts around the world after photos of him doing “surgery” on his young patient’s teddy bear were shared on Twitter. Dr. Daniel McNeely has been treating eight-year-old Jackson McKie since he was born, so when the little boy asked his doc to fix “Little Baby” before being put to sleep for his own operation, he couldn’t refuse.
“Patient asks if I can also fix teddy bear … how could I say no?” McNeely posted along with a photo of Little Baby wearing his own tiny “oxygen mask.” The doctor says he diagnosed the bear with a tear in the underarm and after a few stitches, he’s recovering, alongside Jackson.
“He was so proud. He had Little Baby laying up in the hospital bed with him and everything,” McKie’s father, Richard, explains. “It just made us feel better about being there.”