A video showing a newborn baby “walking” moments after its birth is currently breaking the Internet.
The footage shows a newborn, being supported by a nurse, lifting one foot, and then the other, in movements that mimic walking.
The video was posted on Facebook by Arlete Arantes from Brazil. It’s unclear when the video was recorded.
According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, the “walking” is not so much a miracle but a natural newborn reflex.
Called the “stepping reflex,” this reflex is also referred to as the walking or dance reflex because the baby appears to take steps or dance when held upright with his or her feet touching a solid surface. This reflex lasts until the baby is about two-months-old. It helps babies develop and survive.