Emmerdale’s Danny Miller, who plays Aaron Dingle on the ITV soap, is an uncle to three month old baby girl, Callie Lennon Miller, who was born at 26 weeks weighing only 1lb 5 oz.
Taking to Instagram, the 27 year old actor shared an adorable photo to his 366,000 followers of the cute tot, alongside a heartfelt message of thanks to the NHS.
The post read: “This post isn’t seeking your attention or sympathy for me. This post is seeking your attention and sympathy for the #NHS 100 days ago.. My gorgeous little niece.. – Callie Lennon Miller – .. was born into this world to begin her battle of life.
“After just 26 weeks in the comfort of my incredible Sister In Laws womb, she brightened up our lives as she was born.”
The actor continued: “Born 14 weeks early, she weighed a tiny 608g (1lb 5 oz). She spent 100 days in NICU under the care of the incomparable staff of the #NHS – at both #RoyalBoltonHospital & #StMarysHospital in Manchester.
“Thanks to the team of heroes at both hospitals, she can now breathe and feed on her own and is free of incubators and tubes.”
The heartthrob added: “Weighing a whopping ‘6lb 6oz’ she is FINALLY coming home into the loving care of two beautiful human beings, in my Brother @manclydrawnboy & his courageous wife Jessica Miller, who are both already model parents.
“If you had just half the inspiration, bravery and determination that these three have, you can overcome the impossible.
They did. And I couldn’t be prouder.. “Welcome to The Big Wide World, Princess. I will do everything I can for you and more, I promise” #NHS70.”
The actor accompanied the post with an adorable photo showing baby Callie in a cot snuggled up underneath a pastel pink knitted blanket.
The little lady is joined by a fluffy grey cuddly toy rabbit and is dressed in a cream baby grow with a floral design.
She lies beside a sign with the message: “I’m going home”, marking the big day for the family.
The heartwarming picture led to floods of comments praising the NHS.
One fan gushed: “How amazing are our heroes the NHS so lovely welcome to the world princess.”
Others wrote: “How wonderful for your family welcome home little one here’s to lots of new memories for you & your family & well done to the NHS too”, and: “Our NHS is the best.”