Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm and nearly her life during a shark attack in 2003 off Kauai, is a first-time mom.
The announcement by Hamilton and her husband, Adam Dirks, was made Monday via Instagram and Facebook.
“Blessed to welcome our son, Tobias, into the world. Born June 1st, 7.9 lbs. and 21" Long. He is named after his great grandpa Tobias meaning "The goodness of God." Adam and I so in love with our lil guy and are stoked to share life with him!”
Understandably, the posts were flooded with comments by well-wishers. The Facebook post alone garnered more than 500,000 likes and 17,000 shares in the first four hours.
Hamilton, 25,was able to keep surfing at a high level after the shark attack, and her inspirational story was made into the popular feature film, "Soul Surfer."
She and Dirks, a youth minister, were married in August 2013.