Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/19/2011

After cleft lip surgery, Brazilian girl sees new face for the first time (video)

A friend she used to hide behind. (Image via
Twenty-four hours after surgery to fix her cleft lip, a little Brazilian girl’s face is still swollen and painful.

But the look in her eyes when she sees her new face in the mirror for the first time is hard to mistake.

One volunteer caught the moment on camera:

(Via the Daily What.)

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