Man, newborn treated by same nurse 30 years apart

David Caldwell was looking through his baby book when he saw a familiar face: the NICU nurse caring for his baby son, Zayne.
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Finally tonight here, America strong. The father, his newborn son and the nurse who never left. Zayne Alexander Caldwell was born ten weeks early at St. Peter's university hospital in new Brunswick, New Jersey. His parents David and Renata right beside him. Zayne weighing just 3 pounds. His NICU nurse, Lisa Mcgowan, and she remembers trying to calm his father's nerves. Bonded with dad right away. He was a very big guy. Big teddy bear. Reporter: That nurse, Lisa, just was just trying to calm dad down. And that dad later went home and began looking through his own baby book. He wanted to know how much his baby looked like him as a baby. That's when he discovered something else. A nurse holding him when he was a newborn. He came early, too. In the very same hospital. And it turns out, the very same nurse. He said his mom had said a nurse Lisa took care of him. Reporter: Three decades after watching over David, she was now watching over his son, Zayne. They came in with this picture that they had found in his baby book, that I was the nurse who took care of him when he was a preterm baby, so, it was pretty remarkable. Reporter: And tonight, they sent us this. Hi, David! Reporter: David and Renata right there with Zayne in the NICU. Zayne is doing amazing. He's getting bigger and stronger every day. Today, he is 4 pounds, 7 ounces, growing big like his dad. Reporter: Zayne is doing well, better by the day, he's a fighter. And who's championing him? That nurse, Lisa. Who helped care for his dad when he was a baby, all those years ago. It's really amazing and to receive it back 30-plus years later is -- I don't know if there's really any words to describe it. Lisa and all of those dedicated nurses out there, we thank you. Good night.

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