A WOMAN who was about to deliver her firstborn was surprised hours before her labor when a delivery rider delivered a parcel to the maternity center.

In this now-viral post, netizen Noreen Anne Princess Tiempo from Compostela town in Davao de Oro, posted how they find the rider's gesture to be funny and memorable.

"Nice one, kuya! Hahaha pero nagkatawa jud mi hahaha kay gipicture-ran pa jud as delivery proof nga na received ni buntis ang order bisag nagbati na [sic] (Nice one! Haha! But I really find it funny that you really have to take a picture of the received parcel beside her who is about to give birth)," she wrote in her post.

Tiempo told SunStar Davao in a phone interview Tuesday, November 22 that while they were busy helping their sister-in-law Glycille Mae de la Cruz who was in labor on Sunday, November 20, when the rider unexpectedly arrived at the maternity center to deliver the parcel.

She did not expect that the package would arrive earlier, which was scheduled to arrive on Friday, November 25.

She was also surprised how the rider learned the whereabouts of her in-law.

According to her, the rider asked the customer's neighbor, who said that the latter is at the center.

"Pag-abot niya, wala siya nag-expect na nag-labor diay (When he arrived, he did not expect that the customer was about to give labor)," Tiempo said.

The rider still delivered the parcel, at the same time apologized for the timing of his scheduled delivery.

As required by the delivery company, the rider asked to take a photo as proof of receipt.

"Didto na mi sige og kinataw-anay. Giingnan nako siya, 'Bisan in labor na akong [in-law], mangayo pa gyud mo og picture?' (We kept on laughing at that time. I told him, ‘Despite my in-law about to give birth, you would still require for a picture as proof?’)," she said.

The rider took a photo of the customer besides the parcel, which contained clothes for the baby.

As someone who is into online shopping, Tiempo said she understood that the rider was only doing his job and that the incident had been a memorable experience for everyone.

The newborn, named Louise Nathaniel de la Cruz, earned his nickname “Parcel Baby” because of what happened.

As of Tuesday, the post has already gained 15,000 reactions, 898 comments, and 10,000 shares.

She said she did not expect it to go viral. She also read in the comment section that others had also had a similar experience. RGL