In a Facebook post, Robert Griffin tells the remarkable story of how a mad dash to the hospital ended up with his wife giving birth in a restaurant bathroom. And the most amazing part of the story is that the restaurant wasn't even open! But when Griffin shared the name of the Good Samaritan establishment, it suddenly made sense.
"last night I delivered our baby girl IN THE BATHROOM AT A CHICK-FIL-A! Here’s what happened:"
"Maggie and I loaded up the car last night to go to the hospital for delivery, and we were dropping off our daughters with a friend who was meeting us at Chick-Fil-A to pick them up. By the time we got to the restaurant, Maggie was in active labor and said she REALLY had to go to the bathroom. But it was after 10pm and Chick-Fil-A was closed.
"After banging on the glass, the staff answered the door and let Maggie in. I loaded the kids into our friends' car, kissed them goodnight, and went in to find Maggie. The manager said 'she’s in the restroom and she’s screaming'.
"So there we were.....my wife and [me] in a tiny stall in the bathroom, and I could see the top of our little girl's head crowning as Maggie was straddling the toilet.
"I told Maggie, 'sweetie, we are gonna have to do this right here, right now'. After shouting to the manager to call 911 and to bring any clean towels, Maggie and I started delivering our baby. When she got to the shoulders, 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.
"With two more strong pushes, and using my shirt for a towel, out came Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin. Paramedics arrived 15 minutes later so we kept her warm by having the chick fil a staff warm up white towels in the kitchen and keep bringing them to us.
"We were also on speaker phone relating vitals to the first responders who were on their way. For all the chaos, we all did amazing.
"Cut the chord 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. 👊"
“Just saw on Facebook where a couple had to deliver their baby in chick-fil-a and the birth certificate says born at chick-fil-a, like could you imagine”
Griffin went on to say, "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"
The company has said that Gracelyn's remarkable entrance into the world should be rewarded - so Chick-fil-a has offered the baby free food for life!
"A woman gave birth at a @CHICKFILA in San Antonio. The company is now giving the little girl free food for life, and a job once she turns 16...Where would you be willing to give birth in exchange for free #food?"
Here is Robert Griffin's Facebook post in which he told his amazing tale. Be sure to check out the incredible photos he included with his gripping narrative:
Please join us in wishing the Griffin family all the best on the arrival of their little 'nugget.' And if you live near the San Antonio, Texas, and like to eat at the Chick-fil-a where Gracelyn was born, you are going to be seeing a lot of this family over the years!! Congratulations one and all!!
To see more about this family's incredible story, watch the video, below.