“It was so cool to be able to go to the zoo and meet April and her baby,” Myrtle Beach mother Erin Dietrich, best known as Giraffe Mom, said Tuesday in a Facebook Live video. “All the staff there was just so sweet and welcoming.”
Producers from “Inside Edition” flew Dietrich and her 1-month-old son, Porter, to New York on Monday to bring the well-known mothers together, Dietrich said.
“It’s just been surreal,” she said. “I still don’t know, like – how did this all happen? Because I was, like, 100 weeks pregnant dancing around in a $16 Amazon giraffe mask?”
Dietrich, a mother of three, went viral last month when she streamed a video of herself on Facebook, wearing a giraffe mask and pacing her bedroom. She was pregnant with Porter at the time and imitating April the giraffe, a viral sensation and expectant mother at the Animal Adventure Park in New York.
Dietrich gave birth to Porter on March 8. April the giraffe gave birth to a boy calf Saturday.