We can’t handle this! Erin Dietrich, the pregnant mom who went viral for spoofing April the Giraffe, got the chance to meet the famous zoo animal and her calf at the Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. Dietrich brought along her own newborn baby, son Porter, on Tuesday, April 18.
“It was so cool to be able to go to the zoo and to meet April and her baby,” Dietrich said in a video posted to Facebook. “It’s been crazy because people literally recognize me and ask me to take pictures with me and I’m super awkward on the other side of the camera,” Dietrich, a photographer, said. “I should be taking pictures.”
As previously reported, Dietrich went viral after dancing around while pregnant with Porter in a giraffe mask as the internet anxiously awaited the end of April the Giraffe’s weeks-long labor.
“It’s just been surreal,” Dietrich said. “I still don’t know. I’m like, ‘How did this all happen?’ Because I was, like, 100 weeks pregnant, dancing around in a $16 Amazon giraffe mask. But we’re so thankful that we have this story to tell Porter and all the people we’ve met and things we’ve gotten to do because of this overnight viral video.”
Relive her video here!