"Because of us, I will never believe co-parenting can't work!" Player captioned the post. "I KNOW through experience it CAN WORK! Choose to do what's best for your child and everything will just fall into place."
The post has since been shared nearly 80,000 times and racked up thousands of positive comments about co-parenting in blended families.
Channel 2 Action News caught up with Maelyn's mother, Clara Cazeau and Player on Tuesday night -- guess where -- at Maelyn's soccer game! They explained that the amicable relationship between the two couples isn't anything new: they share custody and have been co-parenting Maelyn for the last three years. They had no idea that the photo would touch such a deep chord for people and go viral.
"We always take family pictures like that every holiday," Cazeau said. "I had just gotten these shirts made. Emilee posted the picture and made it public -- but we had no idea it would go that far."