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Dad Celebrates Daughter's Birth in Chick-fil-A Restroom

Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin will get free food for life and a job when she's 16
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2018 3:27 PM CDT
A Texas woman has given birth in a Chick-fil-A bathroom.   (Chick-fil-A)

(Newser) – A Texas family knew they had a new addition on the way, but they had no way of knowing where the baby girl would make her first appearance: in a Chick-fil-A bathroom. Per KENS5, Robert Griffin and his wife were on their way to the hospital in San Antonio when they stopped at a Chick-fil-A to drop their kids off with a friend in the parking lot. Falon Griffin was already in labor, but she told her husband she desperately needed to use the restroom. In order to do so, they had to bang on the Chick-fil-A door, because it was already closed for the night. Employees let them in and, before long, they alerted her husband that something seemed wrong. "The manager said 'she’s in the restroom and she’s screaming,'" Griffin wrote in a Facebook post about the whirlwind delivery. "So there we were.....my wife and I in a tiny stall in the bathroom."

As the baby's head crowned and the delivery showed no signs of slowing down, Griffin described how he had to calmly ask his wife to stop pushing for a moment when he realized the umbilical cord was wrapped around the infant's neck. "I was somehow able to unwrap the (cord) from the baby’s neck. With two more strong pushes, and using my shirt for a towel, out came Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin," Griffin wrote. As the Star-Telegram notes, Griffin suggested there was also someone else in that bathroom, at least in spirit. “I think it’s pretty ironic that a proud conservative, Christian family would have a baby in a Chick-fil-A, and wrapped in a Trump 2020 T-shirt! BOOM #maga," he wrote. The chain has promised Gracelyn free Chick-fil-A for life and a job when she turns 16. (The company's politics have stirred up controversy.)

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