SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KXAN) - A baby girl is doing well after being born in a very unlikely place -- the bathroom of a Chick-fil-A in San Antonio.
"My wife did something spectacularly amazing under some pretty chaotic circumstances. She needs to be celebrated," said the baby's father, Robert Griffin.
Griffin posted the story on Facebook, saying he and his wife Maggie were meeting a friend at Chick-fil-A Tuesday so they could drop off their daughters before they headed to the hospital.
By that time, Maggie Griffin had started going into labor and really had to use the restroom.
Although the restaurant was closed, the staff let her inside.
"I loaded the kids into our friends car, kissed them goodnight, and went in to find Maggie," Robert Griffin wrote. "The manager said 'she’s in the restroom and she’s screaming'. So there we were.....my wife and I in a tiny stall in the bathroom."
Robert Griffin told his wife "sweetie, we are gonna have to do this right here, right now," and told the manager to call 911 and get him some towels.
As their little girl began to arrive, he saw the umbilical cord was wrapped twice around her neck. He carefully unwrapped it.
"With two more strong pushes, and using my shirt for a towel, out came Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin," Robert Griffin wrote. He had been speaking to first responders on the phone during the birth, and paramedics arrived to check out mom and baby.
He says while the situation wasn't ideal, it all worked out. Griffin even says her birth certificate says "Born in Chick-fil-A" on it.
According to KSAT, the company has promised her free Chick-fil-A for life and the franchise owners are already helping plan her first birthday.
"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," Robert Griffin added at the end of his post.
He said they hoped to come home from the hospital Friday.