Every day holds surprises for you. The morning before Thanksgiving seemed like any other to the staff at the Fulton Industrial Blvd McDonald’s in Atlanta. They probably had no idea that during their shift at the fast food restaurant, they would experience a life-changing event. They didn’t hear a woman screaming in the restroom until after that.
The unnamed pregnant woman had come into the McDonald’s with her husband to get something to eat. Her water had broken and she had entered active labor while she was using the restroom, she realized. She screamed when she realized this, alerting both her husband and the store staff.
Three workers jumped to her aid and eventually helped her deliver a healthy baby girl, according to a McDonald’s press release about the incident. The workers were Tunisia Woodward, Keisha Blue-Murray, and Sha’querria Kaigler. The three women immediately sprang to the woman’s assistance and helped her deliver her child.
This is no small feat and takes a lot of courage to help someone deliver a baby when you have no experience with something like that, but they not only helped her calm down but also helped her deliver her baby safely. For my team, it was the pinnacle of a feel-good moment, according to McDonald’s owner Steve Akinboro. He certainly has something to be proud of—female staff members who go above and beyond for his restaurant’s customers.
They clearly deserved a wonderful Thanksgiving break for the selfless act they committed, so he made sure to give them each $250 gift cards so they could enjoy their Thanksgiving dinners even more.
“These three local Atlanta employees are a fantastic example of our crew making a difference for our customers and local communities every day!” McDonald’s officials said. Although the mother and child were not identified, they were both said to be in good health.
We send our congratulations to the new mother and her child as well as to the three female employees who went above and beyond the call of duty to assist a customer.
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