- 3 McDonald’s employees in Atlanta, Georgia rushed to action when a customer went into labor.
- The pregnant woman and her husband had stopped at the restaurant to eat when the stock broke.
- The local shop owner awarded the employees $250 (R4,272) gift cards for helping with the incident.
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Three McDonald’s employees in Atlanta, Georgia, sprang into action Wednesday after a customer went into labor in the restaurant’s bathroom.
According to an ABC News report, Sha’querria Kaigler, Keisha Blue-Murray and Tunisia Woodward heard a woman screaming in the bathroom and found a client in active labor there.
Another customer, later found to be the woman’s husband, came out of the bathroom asking for help. When Woodward went to check on her client, he found her on the floor gasping for breath and screaming in pain, Woodward told ABC News.
Kaigler called 911 as she and the other employees rushed to help the customer. The 911 operator spoke with employees about the delivery process, as Woodward held the woman’s hand as she delivered her baby. The woman at one point bit Woodward’s arm because she was in a lot of pain.
After about 15 minutes of intense labor, the woman delivered her baby before paramedics arrived.
In recognition of his employees’ work under stress, local McDonald’s owner Steve Akinboro presented the three employees with $250 gift cards for their customer service.