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Mom Recreates the April the Giraffe Live Stream — and It’s Perfect

Not since the birth of Princess Charlotte when we all collectively stared at a hospital door for hours on end have we all been so glued to a live stream birth. But ever since February 22, we’ve been pulling for mom-to-be April the giraffe — pregnant with her fourth calf and allegedly due “any minute now.”

But now it’s March 7, and the wait continues. The poor mama is one month overdue, and counting!

As we brace for the long-anticipated arrival of this Internet sensation, we have something else to divert our attention. Expectant mom Erin Dietrich, inspired by April, posted her own live stream to Facebook on Sunday, March 5. The video has since gone viral with over 27 million views in two days.

Wearing a giraffe mask on her head and a string of beads around her neck, Dietrich spends the nearly 8-minute video pacing around her bedroom, sitting in various positions, and waving at the camera. She even delights her watchers with some slow dance moves and stretches. (Now, if only April could offer us such entertainment!)

A big fan of April’s the giraffe’s coverage, Dietrich explained in a post that “All our friends have been making fun of me and my obsession with April, so we just thought, ‘Hey we should order a giraffe mask.'”

Move over Beyoncé and Amal, it’s all about April and Erin right now.

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