This Toddler Met His Little Brother For The First Time, And The Internet Just Couldn’t Look Away

Logan Crahan was just two years old when his little brother Liam was born. As a result, their parents were unsure how the toddler would react to the infant. However, when the pair finally met, Logan did something so unexpected that it left his mom and dad in shock.

The relationship between small children and their younger siblings can be complicated. When a new baby arrives in the family, it’s only natural that older children might feel a little envious. However, this can be a worry for parents.

As a result, when Alex and Alexa Crahan from Toledo, Ohio, discovered they were having a baby in 2016, they no doubt wondered how their son Logan would take the news. But from the onset of their pregnancy, it appeared that the toddler was taking everything in his stride.

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From the moment that Logan learned he was to become a big brother, he doted on his unborn sibling. In an interview with the Daily Mirror in 2016, dad Alex revealed, “He would, every single day, hug his mommy’s belly and point at it and say ‘baby.’”

However, despite Logan’s affectionate displays towards his brother, his parents weren’t convinced that he’d be OK with him once he arrived. So, when Alexa eventually gave birth in January 2017, they were admittedly nervous about introducing baby Liam to his sibling.

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Alex revealed, “Before Logan came in, Alexa started crying because she was nervous about how he would react. She felt bad as he has always been our little baby. And we didn’t want him to be sad or upset with a new baby in the picture.”

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The Crahans were convinced that Logan would avoid Liam completely. Instead, they thought he would make his way to one of them as if to mark his territory. “We even took bets on who he would run to first when he walked in,” Alex said.

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However, Alex and Alexa couldn’t have been more wrong in their prediction. Because, when Logan arrived at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, he made a beeline for his newborn brother Liam. And he even wore his special “Big Bro” shirt for the occasion.

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The video of the brothers’ first ever encounter shows little Logan toddling into a hospital room towards his mom and Liam. When the little boy finally reaches their bed, he stretches out his arms and cries, “Baby!”

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Grabbing Liam around the head, Logan tries to pull his little brother closer. Eventually, Alexa lifts the toddler up onto the bed, telling him “I missed you,” and giving him a cuddle. But at this point, Logan only has eyes for Liam.

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The then two-year-old places his arms around the baby once more, and enjoys a tender embrace with Liam. However, their hug is cut short when the newborn starts crying. Logan backs off, but his mom assures him that everything is OK.

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After the baby settles down a bit, Logan once again places his little hands on Liam’s head. The toddler pushes his brother nearer so that he can give him a kiss. Now that his confidence is building, the tot becomes a little heavy-handed with the infant. So Alexa steps in to ensure that he’s being gentle.

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By the end of the heartwarming video, it appears that Logan has found his groove with Liam. He gently kisses his little brother as their mom holds both of them in her arms. It’s a moving moment that no one present was likely to forget in a hurry.

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And for Alex and Alexa, Logan and Liam’s first meeting went better than they could have ever anticipated. “We could not have been happier when Logan strolled right over and began hugging Liam,” Alex told the Daily Mirror.

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Acknowledging his prior worries, Alex added, “We were nervous not knowing what [Logan’s] reaction was going to be when meeting his little brother for the first time.” But, the father of two said, “We couldn’t have been happier [with] how it all turned out.”

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Furthermore, Alex was extremely proud of the way Logan handled becoming a big brother. “The feeling when you see your two-year-old walk in and go right for his brother is something I can’t put into words,” he said

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And it soon emerged that Logan’s affection for his brother was not a one-time thing. When the newborn went home, his older sibling was on hand to ensure Liam got all the cuddles he could have possibly needed.

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Alex revealed, “Logan continues to be an amazing big brother and offering to help us with him whenever he can.” The dad added, “Logan will sit on the couch and put the nursing pillow around him himself which is his way of telling us that he wants to hold Liam.”

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And it emerged that Logan’s brotherly love isn’t reserved for Liam. “It’s weird because I have two daughters, Savannah, 10, and Hailey, 12, and Logan is obsessed with them,” Alex revealed. “To see him have that same love for Liam is something that I don’t think will ever go away.”

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And, judging from their parents’ Facebook pages, Logan and Liam are still as close as ever. Both Alex and Alexa’s feeds are filled with pictures of the precious pair hanging out together. So while they may be brothers by blood, they are best friends by choice.

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