David Deutcham went viral in 2017 for all the right reasons.
The man dubbed ‘ICU Granda’ spent 14 years as a volunteer cuddling sick babies in the neonatal intensive care units of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Speaking to 11 Alive in 2017, David said: “Some of my guy friends, they ask me what I do here. And I say, ‘Well, I hold babies. I get puked on, I get peed on’, and they say, ‘Why would you do that?’.
“Some people just don’t understand the kind of reward you would get from holding a baby like this.”
David was unfortunately diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has passed away aged 86.
His daughter said:
“None of us expected to get such a dire diagnosis.
“He made it very clear to all his loved ones and even his friends that he feels grateful to have lived a full and rich life.”
May he rest in peace.