A woman gave birth to a baby boy during a Delta flight to Hawaii. This viral TikTok captures how the passengers reacted.

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After a baby was born mid-flight, TikTok user @juliabernice recorded passengers’ reactions.

  • A baby was born during a Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Hawaii.
  • Passengers broke into a round of applause after the birth was announced on the loudspeaker.
  • A TikTok video of the event, posted by a passenger, has gone viral and has over nine million views.
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Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, a woman onboard a Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Honolulu gave birth to a baby boy.

Julia Hansen, 23, was one of the passengers on that flight.


It’s the ‘baby being born while we’re above the Pacific Ocean’ for me

♬ original sound – Julia Hansen

When she first got word of the birth, she started recording and later posted a video of the unexpected event on TikTok. It went viral and now has over nine million views.

“It’s the ‘baby being born while we’re above the Pacific Ocean’ for me,” she captioned the post.

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Hansen and her friend Siearra Rowlan, 23, were napping when flight attendants asked passengers if there was a doctor on the flight, according to The Washington Post.

“Everybody’s kind of turning back to see what’s happening, and then there’s a lot of shuffling between flight attendants,” Rowlan told The Post. “The speaker goes on and off like they’re about to announce something but they don’t. Then there’s a little baby crying.”

The video captures some of that commotion. At first, a crew member can be heard making an announcement that a baby has been born. The passengers then break into a round of applause.

In the next clip, passengers are asked to remain seated while the woman seeks medical assistance. Around three hours later, the woman can be seen making her way off the plane in a wheelchair while the newborn baby sits on her lap.

“After she had gotten out, everyone just kind of got up, got their carry-on, and left,” Hansen told The Post.

Delta confirmed that the baby was born on the six-and-a-half-hour flight on Wednesday. No other information was provided.

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