A Waffle House worker who held an infant baby in her arms while apparently serving customers has been suspended from her job.
The video footage was uploaded to TikTok by user @Kizzle360 who captioned the video "Ain't know why she got her baby in here [sic]."
Someone can be heard in the background saying, "Ain't no f***ing way."
Viewers were conflicted. Many said they would never bring a baby to work even under the most dire circumstances.
According to TMZ, the Waffle House worker, Tiffany Clark, has a "tragic backstory."
Tiffany, who goes by @tiffanyclark842 on TikTok, claims she had no choice but to take her 4-month-old niece Octavia to work with her.
Tiffany was working the overnight shift at a South Carolina when she got an urgent call from her mother about an emergency family situation.
Tiffany said Octavia is the daughter of her brother who recently died.
The baby's grandmother told Tiffany to get the baby because the child's mother had a mental breakdown and was going to be hospitalized.
Tiffany said the only other option was for the baby to end up in the custody of child services. She told TMZ the video is not nearly as bad as it looks.
Despite appearances, Tiffany claims she was never cooking food with baby Octavia in her arms.
She insists she was simply marking plates for servers, and she says she was only behind the counter with the child for the brief moment that was caught on video.
After the video went viral, Tiffany explained the situation to her boss. She was suspended from her job for a week, but she won't be fired.
Tiffany says she intends become her niece's legal guardian while the baby's mother seeks help for her mental disorder.