I love people who don’t take themselves too seriously. The news cycle is horrible these days so it’s always a welcome relief to read a story about someone injecting fun into life. On Oct. 31 an obstetrician in Nashville, Tennessee did that for one couple.
Brittany Selph was pregnant with her third child and her due date was Nov. 5. But her daughter Oaklyn decided to come early and on Halloween the now mom-of-three’s water broke. So she and her husband Justin headed into Henry County Medical Center to see their physician Dr. Paul Locus.
Once there they found him dressed as The Joker from Batman, and we’re not talking the Jack Nicholson version. No, Dr. Locus went all in and perfected Heath Ledger’s The Joker, complete with chalky white face paint, wild hair, black rimmed eyes and a blood red smile spread across his face making him look part mad and part sinister.
You would expect the doctor to change into some scrubs, wash his face clean and comb his hair before delivering the Selphs’ baby. Instead, at their insistence, he turned Oaklyn’s birth into an event that has made headlines around the world.