Kicker – Delivery on the toilet paper aisle


NICK EICHER, HOST: Well, like many Americans, a woman in Springfield, Missouri went to Walmart in search of toilet paper. 

Alas, those shelves were empty. But she didn’t leave empty-handed.

Store manager Jessica Hinkle told KYTV that the obviously pregnant woman approached one of her employees and said she needed some help.

HINKLE: We were like this is really gonna happen. So we were like what do we do now?! Another lady comes around the corner, she says I’m a delivery nurse. Can I help? I was like yes please! Please help us! She had gloves in her pockets. She was ready to go. 

And soon the woman was giving birth in the middle of the toilet paper aisle. Hinkle did what she could to help. She blocked off the aisle and held up a sheet.

HINKLE: Crowd control. I’m not like the best with blood, so that was my job is holding the sheet and crowd control, making sure nobody invaded what privacy the poor lady still had.

Which is to say, not so much

Customers cheered as paramedics wheeled mom and baby to an ambulance. Both are doing well.

REICHARD: That’s how we do it in the Ozarks.

EICHER: It’s The World and Everything in It.


(AP Photo/Matt Rourke) 

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