It could be sheer luck, coincidence or simply something much more special than that, but the birth of a baby girl in St. Louis has left millions of people stunned. Baby J’Aime Brown was born on 7-Eleven Day, on July 11 (7/11) at 7:11 p.m., weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces.
Adoringly referred to as the 7-Eleven baby by many, J’Aime caught the attention of the executives at the 7-Eleven convenience store chain who reached out to the J’Aime’s parents with a special gift in honor of the serendipitous timing of J’Aime’s birth.
“No other way to celebrate a one-in-a-million 7-Eleven baby! Welcome to the world, J’Aime Brown! She truly is our #LadyLucky,” the company tweeted.
The company sent the family diapers, 7-Eleven-themed onesies and several other gifts from the convenience store.
Further on, 7-Eleven started a college fund for the baby, pitching in $7,111!
“7-Eleven has pledged $7,111 to the newborn’s college fund to honor her entry to the world on such a special day! 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.” the company told TODAY in a statement.
J’Aime’s parents, Johntez Brown and Rachel Langford, are absolutely amazed at their baby’s birth. Talking to CNN, Langford said J’Aime’s birth followed a pattern saying she saw the numbers 7 and 11 repeatedly over the course of her pregnancy.
“I thought it was weird at first, and I didn’t know that (the numbers) meant so much. A lot of the times (during the pregnancy) I would look at the clock and it was 7:11.” she said.
The couple also have a 6-year-old son. Langdford revealed it’s not easy paying bills and providing for her kids. “It’s hard for anybody to even get a trust fund for their children. To get a blessing like that, it just helps a lot.” she said.