New mom asks Honda for new car after backseat birth



A New York mom’s plea for a new car after unexpectedly giving birth to her daughter in the backseat of her Honda is going viral.

Fox 29 reported that Beth Newell, an editor for Reductress, a feminist website, tweeted a photo of her newborn, Maeven, on Sunday 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 Tuesday afternoon, the Mamaroneck, N.Y., woman’s tweet has been retweeted more than 15,000 times and liked over 27,000 times.

Late afternoon Monday, Honda tweeted back: “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?” requesting a direct message from the new mom.

Much of the "Twitterverse" offered their support for Newell’s effort.

Tuesday, Buzzfeed reported that while Honda won’t be giving her a new car, they did offer a free cleaning and seat replacement.

She told the website that her baby girl is doing well, too.

“She’s healthy and happy and hungry, and clearly does what she wants when she wants to,” she told Buzzfeed.

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