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VIRAL: Father's Plea to See Ailing Infant Without Hospital Tubes

(Sean Rowe) -- An Ohio father asked the online community on Reddit to help him remember his newborn daughter without the tubes she was dependent on for the six weeks they spent together.

And the outpouring of support from strangers who submitted beautiful photos has surprised and touched the father, Nathen Steffel.

"I never expected to get the response I did from Reddit," Steffel told ABC News. "This story just goes to show how awesome people can be."

Sophia, Steffels daughter, had a hepatic hemangioma in her liver. Born at 34 weeks on May 30, her condition was extremely unstable.

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