It's not what you'd expect to see when you rip open a holiday card from your local fire station. But since six babies were born to members of the Durant Fire Department this year, the Oklahoma firefighters decided to share their adorableness with the rest of the world. And the resulting image of tiny future firefighters rocking matching PJs while kicking back on their daddy's jackets is probably one of the cutest things we've ever seen!
"Every year my wife and I put together a Christmas card we send out to different businesses in the city that have helped us out through the year," chief Roger Joines explained to ABC News. "It's usually a fire truck or the guys in front of the station. But we had six babies this year and my wife said, 'Hey let's put them on the Christmas card.' That might not be a big deal in a big place like Dallas or Houston, but six babies in a fire department of only 33 is a pretty special thing."
You know what else is pretty special? Getting all six of these fetching munchkins to cooperate for the shoot. There's definitely some kind of holiday magic happening here, because these babies totally slayed. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the image was shot by paramedic Richard Parker, who was once a professional photog. When he saw how cute the pics turned out, he submitted them to FireRescue1.com, where they've since gone viral.
"Firefighters tend to say brotherhood and family defines their core being," he wrote in the post. "So when this small paid department of 33 looked back on the year and saw that six of their brothers had newborn babies, it was time to show the public what was at the core of their department."
I think we can all agree the end result is pretty amazing. Which just begs the question: Will featuring this stellar six-deep posse become an annual Durant Fire Department Christmas card tradition?
Please don't make us wait that long, guys!