Meet the Baby Born With a Heart-Shaped Birthmark on His Forehead

June 5, 2019 Updated: June 21, 2019

A baby in Turkey became a viral sensation because of a heart-shaped birthmark on his face.

The baby, Cinar Engin, was described as a “love baby” by nurses, who took photos of him, according to the Daily Mail.

His parents, Murat and Ceyda, said that people often want to stop and take photos of the boy.

“We love him and his birthmark,” Murat told the Mail. “After a nurse cleaned the blood on his head I was the first to see the birthmark on his head.”

When he looked closer, he realized that “it was an amazing heart. It was difficult for me to keep my tears.”

According to LittleThings, the child was born in late 2015 in Ankara, the capital.

The couple said that Cinar’s birthmark is a “gift from God,” saying they will teach the boy to cherish why he’s special.

Murat Engin said, “When we walk around, all people smile us and love him,” according to the Daily News.

“All of our friends are curious about his birthmark because of its heart shape,” he told the Mail. “They say that he is a love baby.”

“When we go to hospital for custom control, nurses and doctors know him and called him as ‘Hearted Boy.’ He already has many fans.”

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As a result, the parents set up an Instagram account for the child, so fans around the world can see Cinar’s cute birthmark as he grows older.

According to Medical News Today, most infants are born with a birthmark somewhere on their bodies.

“Nobody really knows what the causes of birthmarks are. Experts say that vascular birthmarks are not hereditary,” the report says. “Birthmarks are less common in Asian people, compared to individuals from other parts of the world.”

Some folklore from Spain, Italy, and Arabic countries say that birthmarks are caused by the mother’s unsatisfied wishes during her pregnancy.

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“For example, if a craving for strawberries was not satisfied, her child would be born with a strawberry mark on his/her skin,” the site says.

Meanwhile, experts don’t fully understand the cause of birthmarks.

“An over-accumulation of cells that make up the lining of the baby’s blood vessels are believed to cause the development of strawberry marks,” the site says. Also, most birthmarks don’t have any long-term impacts.