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This Dude Played Pokémon Go While His Wife Gave Birth to Their Child

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Pokémon Go was only released a few days ago, and yet, it’s already made headlines everywhere–a user even found a dead body because of the game–so, it’s accurate to say the game is already addicting. So when one man spotted a Pidgey while his wife was giving birth, he couldn’t help but keep playing. (In case you don’t know what the game is, it uses your phone’s GPS to detect where and when you are in the game to make Pokémon “appear” around you (on your phone) so you can go and “catch them”).

Third-time dad Jonathan Theriot told BuzzFeed he was playing the game while they were waiting for her C-section to begin. He saw that there was a Pidgey near her bed, and screenshotted it:

“As soon as it popped up, I was like, oh my gosh, there’s a Pidgey sitting on your bed! So, I screenshotted it, then caught it and showed it to her.”

He then posted the video to Imgur, where it quickly went viral. As of now, it’s been viewed more than 500,000 times since it was posted earlier this morning.

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Some of the commenters criticized Theriot for playing a game while his wife was in labor, but he said she “wasn’t mad at all.” She must be pretty chill. Other users suggested the couple name their new daughter Pidgey.

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While they decided not to name their new baby Pidgey (thankfully), they ended up naming their baby and third daughter Ireland Sage Theriot.

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