Hudson Valley Mom Gives Birth in Car, Asks Honda for a New One
A Hudson Valley mother's hope for a new car after giving birth in her new Honda went viral.
On Sunday night, Beth Newell of Mamaroneck tweeted a photo of her newborn with the message, "@Honda, earlier today I gave birth to my daughter in the back of a Honda Fit. It is a mess. Can I have a free car?”
As of Friday, the tweet was retweeted over 18,000 times and liked more than 31,000 times.
Monday the car company responded to the Newell's tweet, "Congrats on your beautiful new baby girl. We’d love to get your contact info to see how we can be of service. Can you please DM us?”
Many on Twitter were hoping Honda would give the Hudson Valley mother a new car. Some tweeted their support.
Holly S GoLightly tweeted, "@bethnew @Honda If they don't give you a new car I'm trading in my new Civic."
Jonathan Hopkins said, "@bethnew @Honda Best tweet this year. And a sure PR coup for Honda. Do the right thing, Honda!
Honda has offered to pay for a car cleaning and seat replacements, according to Buzzfeed.
Newell says she and her daughter, Maeven, are both healthy and happy.