The question surrounding the meaning behind a baby's smile has led to extensive research over the years. Earlier studies suggest that it's nothing more than a reflex. Some disagree, presenting evidence that babies are socially competent and smile "in response seeking to eye contact." Others focus on the behavioral impact it has on mothers. We would love to come across something that investigates how pictures of happy babies online can rack up thousands of likes and comments at any given time, while simultaneously stirring up warm, fuzzy feelings not just from mothers (or parents, for that matter) but pretty much anyone!
For now, we're perfectly content with seeing babies like Kai Lahbati Gutierrez pop up on our feed. The youngest son of showbiz power couple Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati, his delightfulness is tough to resist. One look at this little boy and perhaps you too will find yourself charmed!
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Photographs courtesy of Richard Gutierrez's, Sarah Lahbati's, and Kai Lahbati Gutierrez's Instagram accounts