When this new mom welcomed her daughter into the world in December 2016, she couldn’t contain her joy. Wanting to preserve the moment forever, she did what any social media-savvy woman in the 21st century would do: she took a selfie. Little did she know, though, that the resulting picture would send the internet into a frenzy.
Thaise de Mari, a 32-year-old fashionista from Santa Caterina, Brazil, is used to attention on the internet. The stylish businesswoman regularly posts fashion and travel updates to Instagram. Many of her 231,000 followers, in fact, came before this far less glamorous photo went viral.
On May 30, 2016, de Mari shared some exciting news with her followers. Accompanying a photo of her walking with her husband, their arms around each other, she wrote in Portuguese, “When love between two people no longer fits within them, God sends a new life. We are PREGNANT!”