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With wife in labor, NC man stops at Chick-fil-A for nuggets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina father-to-be whose wife was in labor made a pit stop at Chick-fil-A on the way to the hospital Monday morning and grabbed a pack of his favorite chicken nuggets.

Wess and Lacey Cope were on their way to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte around 8:30 a.m. when they took a little detour, the Charlotte Observer reports.

“She was relaxed, and I was starving,” Wess said. “If you want Chick-fil-A to move fast, tell them your wife’s in labor. They did.”

Already having three children, Lacey was calm and let Wess pick up chicken nuggets, hash browns, and a sweet tea.

Thankfully, the couple made it to the hospital and Finn Sullivan Cope was born by C-section at 4:02 p.m. — just minutes before the end of the eclipse in Charlotte.