Woman Gives Birth in Chick-Fil-A, Earns Baby Free Nuggets for Life

A child born inside a San Antonio-area Chick-Fil-A this week may very well be spending a lot of time in this establishment as she gets older.

Allow us to explain…

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On Tuesday night, a woman named Falon Griffin started to feel intense contractions and therefore headed to University Hospital with her husband, Robert.

Prior to their arrival, though, the couple met a family friend in the parking lot of a Chick-Fil-A in order to drop off their two oldest daughters while Falon went and gave birth.

But the mother-to-be felt a strong urge to use the bathroom there, knocking on the door of the closed restaurant and convincing an employee to let her in.

“I didn’t know I was going to have a baby in there! I was going to the restroom,” Falon said afterward to KSAT-TV.

Indeed, not long after entering the stall, Falon knew she wasn’t going to make it to the hospital.

Her baby girl was on the way!

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“I’m about to dial 911, I open the door and she’s just screaming,” said Brenda Enriquez, the Chick-Fil-A store director who was on the premises at the time.

Enriquez proceeded to grab some towels, scream for Robert Griffin and tell him to go to work. He’d have to deliver his own child.

“I looked at her and said, ‘We’re going to do it right here, right now,'” Robert said.

Falon said her and her baby, who the couple named Gracelyn, were considered high-risk throughout her pregnancy. So she was understandably nervous.

“I’m in excruciating pain. He’s not skilled. I don’t know what’s about to happen right now. I don’t know if she’s going to come out alive,” Falon recounts of her feelings during labor.

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Robert, however, was up for the task… and then some.

Not only did he deliver his third kid safely, he did so after a very scary moment that could have resulted in her death.

“I stopped her at her shoulders because I saw what looked to be a white collar around her neck, and it was the cord that had been wrapped around her neck twice,” Robert says.

Yet he managed to successfully unwrap it and bring his daughter into the world in one, healthy piece.

“All I cared about at the end of the day was the baby was breathing, and by the time they [first responders] arrived, she was pink, thankfully for those blankets for keeping her warm,” Falon says.

EMS arrived about 10 minutes after Gracelyn was born and transported mother and baby to the hospital.


But that isn’t where this amazing story ends, not quite.

Gracelyn will now have Chick-Fil-A for life, the chain has announed, at no cost — and she’s guaranteed her first job at age 14!

The franchise owners are already helping plan her first birthday party at their restaurant as well.

Talk about a lucky little nugget!


Jinger Duggar Gives Birth to First Child!


Following months of anticipation and numerous updates on Instagram, Jinger Duggar and husband Jeremy Vuolo welcomed their first child into the world very early on Thursday morning.

She was born at 4:37 a.m., according to the very proud and exciting father himself.

“God is so kind. Jinger gave birth to Felicity Nicole Vuolo this morning at 4:37 a.m.,” Vuolo said in a statement not too long ago, adding:

“Felicity weighs 8 lbs and 3 oz, and is 19.5 inches long. Both mom and baby are healthy, doing great, and resting well.

“We are very thankful for her safe arrival and look forward to life as parents!”

The couple got married in November of 2016 and announced in January of this year that they were expecting.

They did so via a message that read as follows:

The past fourteen months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage.

We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be.

Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning! Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: we are expecting our first child.

We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy.

A few months later, in April, Jinger and Jeremy revealed that they were expecting a girl.

Citing their own parents this time around, the TLC star said:

“We could not be more excited and are eagerly anticipating meeting our little lady this Summer.

“We especially love thinking forward and realizing that she will have excellent role models in both of her grandmothers, who cannot wait to shower her with love.”

Just a few days ago, Jinger posted her final baby bump photo on social media, making it clear to followers that she was so very close to popping.

Previous to this update, Duggar had posed with a chalkboard and her growing stomach on a near-weekly basis, keeping fans apprised of her progress by comparing the size of her fetus to cantaloupes, bell peppers and pumpkins.

You can see what we mean here:

Jinger seemed to have a relatively calm and healthy pregnancy overall.

(Easy for us to sit back from a distance and say, we know.)

“I do think probably what surprised me most is just being so tired all the time,” she told Us Weekly at one point in her journey, adding that Jeremy had been a massive help in terms of being in charge of meals and:

“I was never a napper, like having to take a nap, and now it’s like, ‘Ooh! I think I want to nap every day!”

That’s good.

She’s been catching up on her sleep prior to likely not getting any for awhile.

Felicity Nicole Vuolo, meanwhile, will be in good company:

Duggar’s sister, Joy-Anna, welcomed a son named Gideon with husband Austin Forsyth in February of this year.

Also, their sister-in-law, Kendra, gave birth to a son named Garrett David with husband Joseph Duggar on June 8.

You’ll be able to learn plenty more about Jinger’s pregnancy and first child when Counting On returns with new episodes in July 30 at 9/8c.

Here’s a preview:

Oh, and one more thing of course:


Your baby is absolutely adorable and we wish you the best of luck as parents.