Four little ones got to represent L. Frank Baum's main characters to mark the film's 80th anniversary.

By Maressa Brown
August 26, 2019
Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA

Believe it or not, 80 years have passed since Judy Garland, playing Dorothy Gale, first walked down the yellow brick road alongside her pup Toto, a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion. August 25 marked the film's big anniversary, and to celebrate, Pittsburgh's West Penn Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, dressed four newborns up as the main characters.

The hospital took to Instagram to share sweet shots of the babies, writing, "These AHN #munchkins are celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the #WizardOfOz at West Penn Hospital. Our hope for our patients is that the dreams that they dare to dream really do come true. Tell us, which Wizard of #Oz character is your favorite?"

Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA

The Associated Press reported the names of the babies behind the teeny costumes: The hospital's Dorothy was portrayed by Genevieve Dunkin, Jack Minett was dressed as the Scarecrow, while Andrew Gianettino played the part of the Cowardly Lion. Wesley Lynch is the Tin Man.

Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA

Since it was posted on August 22, the hospital's Instagram post has wracked up nearly 1K likes, and the photos have gone viral, making headlines around the country.

Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA

Let's be honest: Newborns always make an impression, but how cool that thanks to a little behind-the-scenes magic from West Penn Hospital, these little ones are bona fide stars.

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