Premature babies are babies born before 37 weeks. Some may think they're weaker and have little chance of surviving, but in reality, preemie babies are fighters. They are born already in the middle of a battle and they try their hardest to make it through. There is nothing sweeter than a baby's smile — except for maybe when a preemie smiles. Because when they smile, it shows that everything is going to be okay.

Here are 13 premature babies who are smiling simply because they're happy to be alive.

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Born weighing only 2 lb 12 oz.

Look at that beautiful smile!

Born at 33 weeks, her mother was told she'd never smile again after suffering a stroke.

Her big grin just proved everyone wrong.

Facebook | Angela Soilleux

He may not look like it, but this man was born nine weeks premature.

He weighed 4.8 lb. He will soon be graduating from med school to be a doctor of osteopathic medicine.

Facebook | Jackie Penny

Born at 34 weeks and weighing 5 lb 4 oz.

After two weeks in the NICU, this little guy is doing great!

Facebook | Kate Hoffman