Falon Griffin gave birth to her daughter Gracelyn on the floor of a Chick-fil-A in Texas.
Her husband, Robert, was driving her to the hospital and they made a quick pit stop to drop off their older daughters with a friend.
Fallon went to pee in the restaurant but soon realized she was going to give birth on the floor of the bathroom.
Robert posted about the event on Facebook and received thousands of supportive comments.
The baby was offered for her first job at 14, her first birthday party, and free food for life from the franchise owners.
When Falon Griffin ran into a local Chick-fil-A to use the restroom, she didn’t think she would come out with a newborn in tow.
As first reported by KSAT 12, Falon and her husband Robert were on their way to University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas to have their baby. They made a quick pit stop at the fast-food joint to drop off their two older daughters with a friend. Even though the store was closed at the time, an employee let Falon in to use the restroom.
The couple quickly realized they weren’t going to make it to the hospital.
“I didn’t know I was going to have a baby in there,” she told KSAT. “I was going to the restroom.”
In a Facebook post, Robert detailed the entire event.
When he saw the baby’s head, he wrote he realized he was going to have to do everything in his power to deliver the baby in the bathroom. Although he had no medical experience he tried to keep his wife calm.
“We’re gonna do something great but we’re gonna do that right here and right now,” Robert recalled saying to this wife, according to KSAT.
Robert did successfully deliver their daughter but not without a moment of panic. At one point, the baby’s umbilical cord was twisted around her next twice and Robert had to wrangle it off.
“I realized the cord was wrapped around her neck TWICE. didn’t want to alert my wife, so just told her to try to relax for a minute and I was somehow able to unwrap the cord from the baby’s neck,” he wrote. “With two more strong pushes, and using my shirt for a towel, out came Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin.”
The EMTs showed up 10 minutes later and took the family to the hospital.
Falon said she could hardly fathom what happened, “Oh my gosh we just had a baby in Chick-fil-A,” she said “I was like, ‘This really happened. How is this my life right now?'”
Ironically the couple, who said they are big Chick-fil-A fans, had purchased a onsie that reads “Little Nugget” three months before the fiasco. When they got to the hospital, they immediately put Gracelyn into the outfit.
“It all worked out … not as planned, but everyone’s healthy,” Rober wrote. “Her birth certificate reads ‘Born in Chick-Fil-A’ and The hospital had me sign the birth certificate as the attending physician.”
When the Chick-Fil-A franchise owners heard the story, they were floored. They offered Gracelyn a Chick-fil-A themed first birthday party, a job when she turns 14 and arguably the best part: free food for life.
Robert’s post, which has been 82 thousand times, was saturated with comments of people congratulating the parents and sharing their surprise about the story.
“Congratulations!! So glad everything went well. She’ll have a story to tell her friends & future husband when she gets grown,” one Facebook user wrote.
Another said, “Congratulations!!! Your daughter’s beautiful! And what a fabulous cool fun story to tell and she can tell for the rest of her life!”
“A beautiful miracle in every way!! Your story is wonderful!!” another user wrote.
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