Oh, hey, just some breast milk doing its thing under a microscope over here. It might not sound like something you'd normally be interested in watching, but this is something you're definitely going to want to look at.
And, oh yeah, literally thousands of people are fascinated by what it's doing. Mom and artist Jansen Howard posted a video of her breast milk under a microscope on Facebook on January 7, and since then, it's gone viral.
"You guys... this is SO COOL!!!!!!!!" Howard wrote in her post. "This is the living liquid gold we call breast milk in motion!!!! My dad is a blood microscopist and this is a single drop of my breast milk under his microscope!!!! It's miraculous and it's ALIVE tailored to my babies needs at this moment!!!! Absolutely amazing!!!"
All the exclamation marks are worth it, and the good people of Facebook are loving it. As of now, more than 14,000 people have reacted to the video and more than 2,000 people have commented on it. On top of that, well over 1 million people have watched the video — because it truly is fascinating.
The moral of the story isn't just that the Internet loves visually appealing videos, but that breast milk is pretty cool, too! It does something pretty powerful: It feeds babies and helps them grow into bigger, functioning human beings. (Perhaps that's a reason to stop shaming moms who breastfeed in public?)
And, to underscore a key point here — if that video can be made with just one tiny droplet, think about how cool a video of a full bottle's worth might be.
Howard also shared a video of formula under the microscope, to drive home her point. Watch it below: