Trucker, Nick Davis, left, met with Wilmer Capps and his wife Lorrainda Capps, holding their two-week-old son Luke, during a Surprise Donation Event in Panama City Beach on Oct. 30, 2018. (by Michael Snyder / Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
The Family of a Baby who spent his First Night out of the Hospital in a Walmart Parking Lot after Hurricane Michael just got a Surprise Baby Shower.
The Happy Event happened at a Walmart near the Store where the Family hunkered down in those Dark Days following the Category 4 storm.
Wilmer Capps, his wife Lorrainda Smith and their Baby Luke were surprised on Tuesday after they were told to show up at the Walmart for a Hurricane Recovery Meeting.
They were greeted with the Best News they had had in a while: a Year’s Supply of Diapers, a Food Voucher, and a Cake with Rubber Duckies on it that said, “Walmart loves Luke.”
“It was a Real Big Surprise,” said Smith, a Panama City native.
The Family’s Home was damaged, as was much of the Florida Panhandle City. On Baby Luke’s First Night out of the Hospital, the Family hunkered down in the back of their pickup in the parking lot, because they were low on gas and fearful of driving at night with a curfew in place.
After that night, they got help finding a Room in a Hotel where several Walmart Employees were staying. Other Store Workers and a Company Truck Driver have helped them with necessities since then.
“These people needed Help. The baby needed to be Cool. You could tell they were all 3 Hot and Tired and Hungry. We offered everything we had,” said Nick Davis, the Walmart Truck Driver, who met the Family at the Hotel when he brought a Mobile Shower Unit for the Company Employees. The Hotel did not have Electricity or Running Water at that time. “I was just trying to ease their mind. They were very stressed out.”
The Family was staying in another hotel afterwards, having received 2 Free Weeks. Smith was not sure what they would do long-term, as Wilmer was looking for work.
“We’re taking it day by day, minute by minute,” she said.
(Original News Published by Associated Press on October 30, 2018.)