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Pokemon Go Player Plays During Wife’s Delivery

Pokemon Go player, Jonathan Theriot, posted a screen capture from his phone, while his wife was giving birth to their newborn daughter.

The photo is of a Pidgey from Pokemon GO, standing on his wife, Jessica’s bed, in augmented reality. The image quickly went viral on Imgur and Reddit, with over 1 million views total.

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Jessica giving birth while husband Jonathan plays Pokemon GO / Jonathan Theriot

Questioned by Buzzfeed on the idea of playing Pokemon GO as his wife goes into labor, Theriot said –

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

Other Imgur users were curious as to if this kind of behavior is normal –

“i never had a child or anything, but is it normal to be on your phone while your wife is having a baby? shouldn’t you hold her hand or smth?”

prompting this response – “Women these days take foreeeveer to have a baby naturally. Can only be attentive so much. She’s only gotta push 1 out, I gotta catch em all!”

If you were wondering what name the child has been given, it is not one of a Pokemon. Her name is Ireland.

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