This baby girl has become Internet famous before she’s even opened her eyes. This photo of baby Aubrey wrapped in her father’s motorcycle gloves has been viewed 7 million times. It is incredibly adorable, but the story behind it is what really sets it apart. This little girl will never get the chance to meet her father, but her mother Kathryn Seable Williams, wants to make sure Aubrey knows her father’s love knows no earthly bounds.
Hector Daniel Ferrer Alvarez, Aubrey’s father and Kathryn’s partner, had loved motorcycles, but he also acknowledged how dangerous they were. Knowing he had a little daughter on the way, he took extra precautions and always wore the necessary protective gear and didn’t take any risks. He wanted to be there for his daughter.
His efforts proved to be in vain. It wasn’t the motorcycle he had to worry about. A month before Aubrey was due, her father, Hector, was killed by “someone he considered a friend.” Kim Stone, the photographer who captured the photo in question, was hired by Kathryn’s grandmother. Kim said that Kathryn was “an emotional wreck” and understandably so.
Kathryn wanted to incorporate Hector into the newborn’s photoshoot using items he loved. Kim wrapped Aubrey up in her father’s motorcycle gloves. They easily enveloped her, and Aubrey let out the tiniest smile. The photo was perfectly timed. In the photographer’s Facebook post, Kim said, “They say that angels are talking to babies when they smile in their sleep.” Hopefully it was her daddy that was speaking with her when Kim snapped the photo below. We can only imagine the conversation those two were having.