WATCH | Friends surprise US couple with drive-by gender reveal party during social-distancing

23 March 2020 - 12:15 By Unathi Nkanjeni
Jennifer and Dustin Sanders, a US couple, were showered with love from a safe distance after they learned Jennifer is pregnant with a girl.
Jennifer and Dustin Sanders, a US couple, were showered with love from a safe distance after they learned Jennifer is pregnant with a girl.
Image: Dustin Sanders via Facebook

A video of a drive-by gender reveal party in Arkansas, US, has gone viral.

Parents-to-be Dustin and Jennifer Sanders cancelled their plans for the big reveal because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Dustin said that after years of trying to conceive a child, they were excited to celebrate their pregnancy with family and friends but had to cancel because of the pandemic.

“We have struggled to have children but today my wife is 13 weeks. We had to cancel our gender reveal due to Covid-19,” he wrote on Facebook.

After announcing the gender of the baby on a Facebook Live video, the couple received a call from a close friend, Charlotte Edwards, asking them to step outside.

Outside was a convoy of cars driven by friends and family members, carrying pink streamers and confetti, to shower the couple with love after they discovered they were having a baby girl.

Watch the video below:

Speaking to Fox16.com, the couple said they prayed for this moment and will name their daughter Maddie Grace.

“We’ve prayed and prayed she would spread the love of Jesus more than us,” the couple said. “Two million people have watched that. She’s already spreading so much hope.”