Woman gives birth in supermarket toilet paper aisle as she stocked up
As the world gets to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic, panic buyers all over the globe have been leaving supermarket shelves bare - particularly in the toilet paper aisle.
But amid the chaos and uncertainty that has since become synonymous with the supermarkets, there has recently been some good news to come out of a toilet roll aisle.
Per Fox News, a woman has given birth in the toilet paper aisle of a Missouri Walmart store last week after her water broke as she stocked up on supplies.
Speaking to KY3 News, store manager Jessica Hinkle recalled the heartwarming incident, saying: "We were like oh my gosh, is this actually going to happen.Watch Jessica talk about the incredible moment in the video below:
The store manager then said that the woman warned the store workers that her last child arrived in just 30 minutes. Therefore, after her waters broke in the toilet paper aisle, she knew she was going into labor right then and there.
"We were like what do we do now?" Hinkle added. "Another lady comes around the corner and she says 'I'm a labor nurse, can I help?' and we said yes, yes please. She had gloves in her pocket [and] she was ready.
"Crowd control, [I'm] not like the best with blood so that was my job, holding the sheet and crowd control, making sure that nobody invaded what privacy the poor lady still had."
Hinkle revealed that the entire process took 45 minutes, and that customers could be heard cheering as the new mom and her baby were transported to the hospital by an ambulance. Hinkle added:
"You know a feel-good moment, everybody’s going through so much and with a baby it’s like everything comes full circle."
Sharing a picture of the supermarket heroes on Twitter, Chief Pennington of City of Springfield, Fire Department, wrote on Twitter:
"And now some good news: LT Kuss and his crew safely assisted mom with the emergency delivery of her baby. Both are doing very well. LT Kuss: 'During a time of panic and fear it is incredible to run a call that produces joy and brings new life into the world'. Amen, Lieutenant."
With most people flocking to supermarkets and leaving either empty-handed or with far too much, this new mom left with something much more special...