This baby got the nickname Little Nugget after an emergency birth in a McDonald's bathroom

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Deandre Phillips and Alandria Worthy got a surprise baby shower from the McDonald's employees. (PHOTO: Twitter/@Gillie_LeMxnte)
Deandre Phillips and Alandria Worthy got a surprise baby shower from the McDonald's employees. (PHOTO: Twitter/@Gillie_LeMxnte)

Alandria Worthy really, really needed to use the bathroom while she and her fiancé, Deandre Phillips, were rushing to hospital so she could give birth to their baby. The couple stopped at a McDonald's on the way and Alandria rushed to the loo after feeling "all of a sudden, it was like a water balloon". 

But Alandria got more than she bargained for and had to yell for help within minutes. 

Hearing her screams, three McDonald’s employees, Tunisia Woodward, Sha’querria Kaigler and Keisha Blue-Murray, ran into the bathroom to see what was happening.

“I opened the door, and she was on this toilet lying back, screaming," Tunisia recalls.

"Then I knew to tell my crew: 'We’re having a baby today'.”

Deandre rushed to help Keisha Blue-Murray (RIGHT) deliver Little Nugget. (PHOTO: Facebook/Deandre Phillips)

Alandria and Deandre, of Union City in Atlanta, US, headed to the hospital on 23 November after Alandria began experiencing contractions. They thought they could make it to the hospital in time but their new arrival had different plans.

After three big pushes, Nandi Ariya Moremi Phillips was born. (PHOTO: Facebook/Deandre Phillips)

With the help of the three women and her fiancé, Alandria gave birth to a healthy little girl, Nandi Ariyah Moremi Phillips, who the McDonald’s crew promptly nicknamed Little Nugget.

A few days later, the family were surprised with a baby shower hosted by the fast-food outlet's staff.

The McDonald's staff teamed up to host the baby shower. (PHOTO: Facebook/Lesheka Blue Murray)

At the baby shower they were presented with nappies, baby formula, cute clothes and gift cards. Alandria is clearly excited in a video made of the sweet moment. "Oh, my goodness, oh my goodness," she exclaims at the sunflower and bumblebee-themed decorations.

The staff set up balloons, cakes and gifts not far from Alandria’s unexpected delivery room.

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"Ms Tunisia did the decorations, and we all pitched in, in some kind of way," Sha’querria says.

"This is wonderful. It's something we'll never forget."

The owner and operator of the branch, Steve Akinboro, says he found out about Little Nugget when Tunisia, the manager, messaged him.

“It was very exciting, I had to stop for a moment and take it in,” he says.

“There’s no amount of training in the world that could prepare them. And in McDonald's, we say, 'Ready on arrival'. They were absolutely ready on arrival when they got here."

Now Little Nugget has an extended family who can't wait to watch her grow up.

“She can eat here for free for the rest of her life,” Sha’querria jokes.


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