Mayor Pete Officiates Impromptu Wedding Ceremony For Couple On Way To Their Baby’s C-Section Delivery

Pete Buttigieg writes on his Facebook page:

I never would have guessed how this morning would begin for me. Unstructured time is rare especially these days, but I got to the Mayor’s office early today after my morning run, and took a few minutes to read the news and answer text messages before my first meeting.

After going out into the hall to use the restroom, I ran into a young couple coming out of the elevator, saying I was just the person they were there to see. In my mind I saw the rare few minutes of free time I had left vanishing, and without meaning to be discouraging, tried to hint that I did not have a lot of time for unplanned meetings. Reluctantly, I showed them in to the front part of our office and promised someone would try to take care of whatever their issue was.

That’s when Mary and Gabe explained that she was on her way to the hospital for a 9:00 a.m. appointment for a c-section. And they were hoping they could be married before she delivered. (It must have been 8:15 or so.) She had the paperwork and everything in a folder along with her hospital papers, and they wanted to see if I could do the honors.