Hospital receptionist catches baby midair after new father accidentally dropped him


The parents and Leonardo Araujo holding the baby 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A hospital has released surveillance video, showing a nurse saving a baby when he caught the child with one hand.

The incident occurred after first-time father Carlos Henrique, placed his son’s car seat down on the reception counter at a hospital in Teofilo Otoni, Brazil.

As he placed the car seat down, the baby fell out and rolled down to the floor.

Receptionist Leonardo Araujo acted quickly. He reached his arm out and caught the newborn baby boy just inches from the ground.

The father, who is a businessman, was horrified over the incident as he thought he had strapped his baby into the car seat, but it turned out that he did not close it correctly.

Araujo, who has worked in hospitals for over 14 years, said that he was finalizing the mother's paperwork so she can go home when the incident unfolded.

Thankfully, baby Enzo was not injured. Henrique and his wife Leah, stayed at the hospital for another half an hour to make sure that the baby was fine.

“I am still in shock,” Henrique said before he left. “I just want to forget this moment and raise my son,” he added.