Baby Born on Metro Platform Leads to Plenty of Twitter Jokes

Un enfant was born at L'Enfant Plaza a year ago today.

By: Tanya Pai

On the morning of August 1, 2013, a baby was born on the platform at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station. In honor of that baby, named Amir Mason (and not, I'm sorry to tell you, Pierre), here's a look back at some of the best jokes tweeted about that unusual situation. Happy birthday, Amir, and thanks for giving me the excuse to trot out the #metrobaby hashtag one more time. 

Original post below. 

Well, here's something you don't see every day: Metro Transit Police tweeted Thursday morning that a baby had been born on the platform at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station. Within minutes, #metrobaby was trending as Washingtonians delivered (hehe) their best jokes about the occasion. See below for some examples—and leave yours in the comments. 

Baby will go down in history for being the first person to ever arrive ahead of schedule at a Metro stop.

— delrayser (@delrayser) August 1, 2013

Last tweet by @MetroTransitPD before #MetroBaby was about a robbery at Brookland. This is obviously way better news.

— Martin Austermuhle (@maustermuhle) August 1, 2013

sounds like that kid was in a RUSH PLUS, amirite?!?!? RT @metrotransitpd: A baby was just delivered ON THE PLATFORM at L'Enfant Plaza.

— Aaron Morrissey (@amorrissey) August 1, 2013

@saralang will she have to wait 22 minutes for the next train to take her to the hospital?

— Evan Halperin (@Evan_Halperin) August 1, 2013

Stupid baby, probably doesn't even know to stand to the right.

— delrayser (@delrayser) August 1, 2013

I shall name the #MetroBaby Pierre: http://t.co/kzcwLFQpen

— Martin Austermuhle (@maustermuhle) August 1, 2013

"Excuse me, is that your baby?"

— Sarah N. Emerson (@SarahNEmerson) August 1, 2013

When informed of the birth, the L'Enfant Plaza stationmaster shrugged, said there's nothing he can do, went back to reading BBW magazine.

— monkeyrotica (@monkeyrotica) August 1, 2013

Metro baby later arrested for eating on platform. Mother cited as accomplice. #MetroBaby

— John Fleury (@Buffalo_Theory) August 1, 2013

Woahhh / RT @themarkberman: Flashback: A year ago yesterday, a woman went into labor on a #Metro platform. http://t.co/g02LfdgZbe #metrobaby

— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) August 1, 2013

As an online editor, it would have been much better for traffic if the #MetroBaby's parents had boarded that train yesterday.

— Benjamin R. Freed (@brfreed) August 1, 2013

#MetroBaby named as #WMATA CEO. Plans roll out to charge increased fare for baby deliveries. Possible peak delivery time charge considered.

— John Fleury (@Buffalo_Theory) August 1, 2013

just in case you were thinking about trusting #WMATA to get you to a hospital on time. #MetroBaby

— Austin (@popespeed) August 1, 2013