Man Makes Adorable Iron Baby Costume For Hospitalized Infant Son

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Everybody knows that when your kids are really young, the Halloween costumes that you dress them in aren’t actually for them; they’re for you to marvel over how cute they look. Which makes the fact that father Eric Hart decided to create an Iron Man suit so that his son, who was born prematurely in July and has never left the hospital, could be “brave”—gosh, I can’t even finish that sentence. It’s too cute and sad and I just feel for these parents so much. Jarvis, bring me my tissues!

“I came up with Iron Man because he’s been hooked up to all those machines and wires, and that’s similar to what Iron Man went through,” Hart told, adding that he only intended to take a quick image of his son Collier in the mask (which he only wore for a few seconds) to send to friends and family. However, when he posted the above costume-making process video, fans from all over the world reached out to share their own experiences with their sick children or to send words of encouragement.

“There are a lot of times when the baby is sedated, and you can’t interact, so this is something we could actually do and say, ‘We may not be normal right now but this is our new normal,’” Hart also said. “Even though we’re in the hospital, we’re trying to do everything that a regular family would do and celebrate all the holidays.”

God damn it. Just when you think it can’t get any sadder than whatever gritty teaser trailer Marvel’s just released on the Internet, real life swoops in and ups the anty. At least Collier has parents who really care for him and want to make his days a little brighter. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m late for a meeting with Pepper Potts. (Side note: Pepper Potts is the name of the full-size body pillow I cry into sometimes)

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