Talk about a birthday celebration. Just before the Dallas-based company began celebrations for its 85th birthday with Free Slurpee Day, a baby named Cais Malley, nicknamed Big Gulp, was born at a 7-Eleven in Florida.
Cais Malley was born on June 23, 2012 in a 7-Eleven parking lot in Palm Bay, Fla. according to Florida Today.
His parents Chad and Tye Malley were driving in their Ford Expedition returning from dinner when Tye realized that she was giving birth. Being too far from the hospital and suffering from severe labor pains, the couple has not choice but to pull over into a 7-Eleven parking lot.
I knew it was coming, I just didn't know it would be that soon, Tyle Malley told Florida Today. We were about two blocks from the house when my water broke. I started to get panicky. I wasn't mentally prepared for my water to break in the car.
That's when Chad Malley, a firefighter with EMT training, stepped up to the plate to deliver his son while emergency services were on the way.
I could hear him say, 'Oh, baby's crowning.' The whole time it was kind of a blur to me, Tye Mallet said. I could see a crowd of people coming around the car, meantime I was still screaming, so people probably weren't sure if I was dying or having a baby.
Despite the scene which lasted for about 10 minutes, Cais Malley was born a healthy - very healthy - nearly 10-pound baby, earning the nickname Big Gulp from friends and family in honor of his birthplace.
Chad is definitely my hero, Tye Malley said. We made it through the ultimate partnership.
Baby Cais Malley was born just a few days before 7-Eleven, Americas largest convenience store, celebrated Free Slurpee Day, where customers can pick up a free 7.11 ounce beverage with no purchase necessary.