On Monday night鈥檚聽Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel took the time for his monologue to talk about the birth of his new baby, William 鈥淏illy鈥 John Kimmel. With the birth of a new baby we usually get tales聽of how the parents came up with the baby鈥檚 name or their epic birth stories. Of course, Kimmel couldn鈥檛 help but talk about his least favorite person, Matt Damon, but what聽really got us is how uplifting and absolutely terrifying his new baby鈥檚 first few hours were.

In the monologue, Kimmel reveals that just after his baby was born, a nurse noticed he was purple. It turns out that the baby had a dangerous heart murmur and hole in his heart and needed immediate surgery. Through tears, Kimmel talks about the absolutely terrifying hours after Billy was born, the decision to have open heart surgery, and the fact that because of their nurse, and expert doctors, the baby is doing just fine. But that鈥檚 not the end of Kimmel鈥檚 story 鈥 he continued on, proving why he鈥檚 probably got the biggest heart in Hollywood.

Kimmel starts by thanking Congress for voting to put money back into the National Endowment of the Arts, but continues that his greater concern is that the President wants to cut funding for health care. He talks about how before the AHA (AKA Obamacare), kids born with the same heart defect that Billy had would have been denied health insurance because they have a 鈥減re-existing condition,鈥 meaning that they would probably die before their parents could find money for the life-saving surgery they needed after they were born.

鈥淚f your baby is going to die and it doesn鈥檛 have to, it shouldn鈥檛 matter how much money you make,鈥 Kimmel said. 鈥淚 think that鈥檚 something that whether you鈥檙e a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right?鈥 He went on to say that no parent should need to decide if they can afford to save a child鈥檚 life, adding, 鈥淚t just shouldn鈥檛 happen. Not here.鈥

He then asked that his fans think positively for all the families that are still in hospital taking care of their babies and went on with the show, talking to snowboarder Shaun White, who, it turns out had the exact same condition as baby Billy.

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(h/t The Daily Beast; photos via Pascal Le Segretain + Vivian Kililea/Getty)