Talk about a grand entrance! One baby had a very lucky delivery and due date that has guaranteed her college tuition will be paid for.
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven recently gave a college fund to a baby who was born at a strangely coincidental time. Missouri-born newborn J’Aime Brown was welcomed on July 11th at exactly 7:11 p.m. July 11th just happened to be 7-Eleven Day. Even more surprising, the newborn happened to weigh-in at exactly 7lbs, 11 oz.
At first, J’Amie’s mother, Rachel Langford, admits she didn’t think her daughter’s birth was so out of the ordinary. And it sounds like she could hardly believe it when she clued in to it. “I thought it was weird at first, and I didn’t know that [the numbers] meant so much,” the new mother explained.
She added that the numbers 7 and 11 have been important throughout her entire pregnancy, not just during her daughter’s birth. “A lot of the times [during the pregnancy] I would look at the clock and it was 7:11.” Rachel has described her daughter as “Lady Lucky,” though she adds that the coincidence is “freaky.”
The baby’s parents were so surprised by the details of their daughter’s arrival that they decided to contact 7-Eleven. Upon learning the news, 7-Eleven officials revealed their plans to gift a college fund for J’Aime. They’ll also be providing her lucky parents with some 7-Eleven-themed merchandise.
“After catching wind of the incredible news, 7-Eleven decided to pledge $7,111 to the newborn’s college fund to honor her entry to the world,” representatives for the convenience store chain told media outlets. They added, “Along with this pledge, the brand has also provided the family with diapers, 7-Eleven onesies and other newborn goodies to help her parents along the way.”
This isn’t the first time a business has gifted a newborn with goodies after their unusual birth made headlines. Earlier this month, a family made headlines when their child, who they had named Google, was given a variety of gifts from the search engine itself to celebrate the baby’s unusual moniker.
Baby Google’s mom, Ella Karina, had posted a photo of the child’s birth certificate to prove it was, indeed, his name. Unsurprisingly, the post quickly went viral.
"They sent several items as a token of appreciation, including a jumper," Ella told media outlets at the time. She added that not only did company congratulate her on her new addition, but they also said they hope baby Google helps as many people as their search engine does.