Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. It’s moments like these that make us wonder if coincidence is a real force of nature in this giant world of ours. Maybe there is a force at work greater than our own understanding. Either way, when strange things happen, we all grow excited and make the event go viral.
Sometimes, the coincidence might be mild, but it stops us in our tracks. In this case, it brings a smile to our faces. J’Aime Brown was a baby girl born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 11th, which makes her date of birth 7/11. This also happens to be 7-11 day where the country gets a free Slurpee from the convenience store 7-Eleven.
But this is where the story gets interesting. J’Aime wasn’t just born on 7/11. She also weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces! And the time she was born? You guessed it: 7:11 PM. Now, J’Aime is referred to lovingly as the “7-Eleven Baby” and the story has gone viral for all the right reasons. Talk about one major coincidence!
7-Eleven Does the Right Thing
As this story broke on social media, the convenience store chain 7-Eleven made an awesome and kind gesture to the family. They said J’Aime will be taken well care of well into adulthood. Not only did they give the family childcare necessities, they also started a college fund so she doesn’t have to worry about taking out student loans when she’s older.
The parents of this new baby girl couldn’t be more thrilled. Johntez Brown and Rachel Langford consider their mood ‘overjoyed.’ Yet, it gets more interesting when you hear the mother tell her story. She claims she kept seeing the numbers “7” and “11” constantly. This isn’t an uncommon phenomenon.
“I thought it was weird at first, and I didn’t know that (the numbers) meant so much,” she said. “A lot of the times (during the pregnancy) I would look at the clock and it was 7:11.” Langford did not immediately respond to a request for comment from USA TODAY.
“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,” 7-Eleven told USA TODAY. “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.”