Staff at Crumlin hospital are feeling 'overwhelmed' after a kindhearted stranger dropped off a bag of hand knitted hats for premature babies in their care.
Alongside some images of the adorable two-inch hats, Crumlin hospital said: "If anyone needs a smile today - at CMRF Crumlin, we just got sent a bag of hand knitted hats for the premature babies in Crumlin hospital."
"The kindness of strangers is amazing!"
With a bundle of hand knitted hats in various colours, a note read: "Enclosed find hats for premie-babies that my mam knit. I hope you can make use of them, regards, Marie."
According to BreakingNews.ie, Head of Communications at CMRF Crumlin, Fiona O'Malley said: "We are overwhelmed by this lovely gesture!"
"We have the most amazing supporters who do great fundraisers for us including abseils, mini-marathons, cake sales, fundraiser cycles or by arranging a crazy hair day or no uniform day in their schools."
"There are so many ways that people give back and help us fund life-saving equipment, ground-breaking medical research and wraparound support services."
"Every so often, we see something like this and it really makes us smile in the office."
"We don't know anything about the person who sent in these hats, but we all want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts," she concluded.
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Last year, The Rotunda Hospital appealed for volunteers to help make soft octopus toys
for premature babies in their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
In recent years, each premature babies in the Rotunda neonatal unit receive two lilac octopuses, a boy and a girl.
Preemies receive two tiny octopuses to allows parents to bring home one to wash leaving the baby with the other.
Research has proven that babies who hold an octopus have lower heart rates, proving they were less stressed and felt more secure.
The handcrafted octopus tentacles resemble the umbilical cord, bringing comfort to premature babies by mimicking life inside the womb.
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