Per reports, when Ayra was born, she stunned her new parents by greeting them with a huge smile spread across her tiny face. Though mom and dad weren’t initially happy to see the newborn’s permanent smile, caused by an extremely rare condition, they fell in love with Ayra, who’s now a social media sensation with fans across the world gushing over the adorable girl with the heartwarming smile.

After nine months of anticipation, Cristina and husband Blaze were thrilled to finally meet their baby girl, who was making her grand entrance into the world. But, during the C-section birth, doctors delivered some shocking news to the new parents. Ayra reportedly developed bilateral macrostomia, which means the baby’s mouth had not properly formed. The deformity, classified as a facial cleft, is a rare condition where the corners of the mouth don’t fuse together during pregnancy. Ayra’s large mouth opening was a complete surprise to her parents, whose ultrasound scans had not picked up any abnormalities.

The new mom explained that her and Blaze were instantly worried when they saw Ayra for the first time, as the condition was obvious since she was so tiny. “Blaze and I were not aware of this condition, nor had I ever met someone born with a macrostomia,” said Cristina. “So it came as a huge shock.” It wasn’t just the parents who were shocked. Doctors were also unprepared to handle a baby with bilateral macrostomia “This made the experience all the more worrying as it took several hours for a doctor to give us an answer. With this came more difficulties as the hospital had little knowledge or support for such a rare condition.”

She added, “All I could think about as a mother was where I went wrong.” But doctors assured the concerned parents there was nothing they could have done differently. Cristina harbored fears that she had somehow erred during her entire pregnancy or had “caused” her daughter’s condition. The young couple went on a mission to learn more about the condition and decided to share Ayra’s story on social media, where on TikTok her distinctive smile attracted the likes of 6.5 million online users. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, it appears that Ayra successfully had surgery to correct her enlarged mouth. The little girl has almost no scarring from the procedure.