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Woman gives birth inside McDonald's bathroom names baby Little Nugget

A woman went into labor inside a McDonald’s bathroom in Atlanta, Georgia, as her fiancé and three employees at the fast-food chain jumped into action to help aid in the delivery.

The bouncing baby, named Nandi Ariyah Moremi Phillips, arrived healthy and was given the nickname ‘Little Nugget’ by the parents who called the ordeal a ‘Thanksgiving blessing,’ 11Alive News reported. 

Alandria Worthy started feeling contractions around 3 am on Wednesday. She thought she’d be ‘pushing for hours’ and held off going to the hospital.

But, by 7:30am her contractions were coming on stronger and quicker – about a minute and a half apart – and she knew ‘it was time.’ 

As the couple were heading to the hospital – about 45 minutes away from the Airbnb they were staying at, as they had just moved to the area – Worthy had to make a quick bathroom stop.

When her fiancée, Deandra Phillips pulled up to the nearest McDonald’s, the quick bathroom stop turned into full blown labor.

Worthy said her water broke and then everything happened so fast and that was when she began screaming from the bathrooms, alerting employees outside: ‘I’m in labor. Somebody get the man in the car,’ she said, in part.

Alandria Worthy went into labor inside a McDonald’s bathroom in Atlanta, as her fiancé and three employees at the fast-food chain jumped into action to help aid in the delivery

'The ladies at McDonald's were at her front side, holding her hands, I had her feet propped up on my knees. We told her to push three pushes,' Phillips, the baby's father, said. 'I see her head! I see her head!,' he said before telling her to keep on pushing

‘The ladies at McDonald’s were at her front side, holding her hands, I had her feet propped up on my knees. We told her to push three pushes,’ Phillips, the baby’s father, said. ‘I see her head! I see her head!,’ he said before telling her to keep on pushing

General Manager Tunisia Woodward said she thought someone was joking, but then when she walked into the bathroom and saw the woman lying on the toilet screaming, she knew it was no joke.

‘I knew to tell my crew; we’re having a baby today,’ Woodward said.

Woodward and her two colleagues, Sha’querria Kaigler and Keisha Blue-Murray, quickly transformed into delivery nurses. 

While Kaigler called 911, Blue-Murray was helping to assist Worthy’s fiancé, Deandra Phillips, who ran inside the McDonald’s only to find the mother-to-be on ‘the toilet screaming.’

Phillips, who described her as ‘frantic,’ tried to calm her by telling her to breathe. As all three employees were in position to assist the miracle of birth.

‘The ladies at McDonald’s were at her front side, holding her hands, I had her feet propped up on my knees. We told her to push three pushes,’ Phillips said.

‘I see her head! I see her head!,’ he said before telling her to keep on pushing. 

The bouncing baby, named Nandi Ariyah Moremi Phillips, arrived healthy and was given the nickname 'Little Nugget' by the parents who called the ordeal a 'Thanksgiving blessing'

The bouncing baby, named Nandi Ariyah Moremi Phillips, arrived healthy and was given the nickname ‘Little Nugget’ by the parents who called the ordeal a ‘Thanksgiving blessing’

General Manager Tunisia Woodward said she thought someone was joking, but then when she walked into the bathroom and saw the woman lying on the toilet screaming, she knew it was no joke. 'I knew to tell my crew; we're having a baby today'

General Manager Tunisia Woodward said she thought someone was joking, but then when she walked into the bathroom and saw the woman lying on the toilet screaming, she knew it was no joke. ‘I knew to tell my crew; we’re having a baby today’

Three pushes later baby Nandi, aka Little Nugget, arrived.

Phillips said ‘she popped out onto my hand.’

The doting father called it ‘divine intervention,’ that brought him to the McDonalds and to the help from the three McDonald’s employees.

Steve Akinboro,the owner of the local McDonald’s, was elated by the good deed of his employees and gifted them each with a $250 gift cards to help with their Thanksgiving dinner celebrations.

‘We don’t just serve food, we strive to serve feel-good moments every day, and this was in fact the epitome of a feel-good moment for my team,’ Akinboro said.

He added: ‘These three local Atlanta employees are a fantastic example of our crew making a difference for our customers and local communities.’   

The new parents, Alandria and Deandre Phillips, were over the moon.

They said both mom and daughter, Nandi Ariyah Morémi Phillips, are healthy. 

Worthy added ‘life’s amazing right now, never would I ever (have) thought I would deliver my own baby.’

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