Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

April the Giraffe met with fellow viral sensation 'Giraffe Mom'

April the Giraffe met with fellow viral sensation 'Giraffe Mom'

Video of a then-pregnant Dietrich wearing a giraffe mask in honor of April the Giraffe received millions of views on Facebook when she posted it back in March.

On Tuesday, Erin Dietrich, the SC woman who became an internet sensation as "Giraffe Mom", got a chance to have a meeting of the minds, er, necks, with April the giraffe.

Dietrich also brought along her son Porter, who was born March 8.

While Animal Adventure Park, the zoo where April lives, has created an online poll where visitors can vote on a name for the calf, a new suggestion is making the rounds online.

Inside Edition flew Dietrich and 6-week-old son Porter to NY for the meeting and filmed the encounter.

She made headlines again when she once again hopped on Facebook Live to record another video of herself in the mask from her hospital bed.

Dietrich met the park's owner, Jordan Patch, and even hand-fed April some lettuce and carrots. "I mean, we were going through the same thing at the same time", said Dietrich.

Over a month later April finally gave birth to a male calf, and the number one question everyone wants answered is "what in the world will his name be? We were like each other's companion, she just didn't know it", Dietrich told Inside Edition. "She just doesn't know it".

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