Chick-fil-A has long been known for its acts of kindness towards strangers and people in need. From feeding the homeless to opening their doors to be used for church service, the fast-food chain has continued to show Christ-like values in some of the most incredible ways.
But few acts can compare to what they did for Robert and Maggie Griffin last week when they opened their closed doors so that a baby could be delivered inside.
“Last night I delivered our baby girl IN THE BATHROOM AT A CHICK-FIL-A!”, wrote the excited father on Facebook.
After loading up the car the night before in preparation for delivery at the hospital, they went to meet a friend at Chick-fil-A to drop off their daughters.
But when Maggie went into labor in the parking lot, their plans changed quickly.
“By the time we got to the restaurant, Maggie was in active labor and said she REALLY had to go to the bathroom,” wrote Robert. “But it was after 10pm [sic] and Chick-Fil-A was closed.”
Thankfully, after they banged on the glass, the kind-hearted staff opened their doors to let Maggie in.
Robert quickly loaded their kids into their friend’s car and headed to the restroom to help his wife.
“The manager said ‘she’s in the restroom and she’s screaming,’” shared Robert. “So there we were…..my wife and I [sic] in a tiny stall in the bathroom, and I could see the top of our little girls head crowning as Maggie was straddling the toilet.”
He told her, “Sweetie, we are gonna have to do this right here, right now.”
After asking the manager to call 911 and bring over some towels, the brave father started to deliver the baby–but he quickly ran into an alarming problem:
“When she got to the shoulders, I realized the [umbilical cord] was wrapped around her neck TWICE. Didn’t want to alert my wife, so just told her try to relax for a minute and 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.”
An emergency crew arrived about 15 minutes later.
In the meantime, the Chick-fil-A staff continued to heat up towels in the kitchen to keep the baby warm.
“We were also on speaker phone relaying vitals to the first responders who were on their way,” said Robert. “For all the chaos, we all did amazing. Cut the [cord] while still in the bathroom, kept Gracie stable and mom calm, and it all worked out….not as planned, but everyone’s healthy.”
“Her birth certificate reads ‘Born in Chick-Fil-A’ and the hospital had me sign the birth certificate as the attending physician,” he continued. 👊 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 #mywifesthebest #chickfila #texas🇺🇸#chickfilababy“
Congrats to the Griffins on their precious baby Gracelyn, and cheers to the Chick-fil-A employees who helped make her delivery as smooth as possible!
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