Bill Murray helps couple break their baby news in best video announcement ever

Bill Murray pregnancy announcement

There are many fun ways to announce your pregnancy but how many involve legendary actor Bill Murray?! One couple got extra lucky recently when they were able to rope the old Ghostbuster in for a quick video to their parents revealing their happy news and frankly, we’re jealous!

A team player

When legendary actor Bill Murray is sitting behind you at a sports game what do you do? Well if you’re Robbie and Kirsten Schloss you make a cool video that goes viral, that’s what!

The married couple were at a Chicago Cubs playoff game on October 9 when they realised the Caddyshack star and long time Cubs fan was behind them. After chatting to him throughout the game and swapping sunglasses they decided to take the fun to a whole new level by asking him to film an Instagram video announcing their pregnancy to their parents.

Bill, who’s been known to crash other people’s important events like bachelor parties and engagement photos, was happy to oblige and we’re so glad he did.

Delivering his line

Not one to shy away from a camera, the actor looks directly into the lens with his trademark straight face before saying “Hey, I got news for you . . . you’re going to be grandparents!”

Dad-to-be, Robbie then adds “We’re having a baby!” in the now-viral video, which he later posted to Instagram with the caption: “#billmurray thank you for making my parents cry!”

An unexpected announcement

Apparently the couple had actually struggled to conceive and so weren’t planning on revealing their happy news just yet, UNTIL of course Bill came into the picture and presented them with an opportunity that was too good to be true.

“I told Bill I needed him to make our pregnancy announcement. Kirsten struggled with fertility so we had decided not to make it public at first but this was too fun to pass up,” said Robbie in an interview with Today. “Bill gladly recorded the message for us and we got a few cheers from the crowd still standing around us.”

Loving it

Needless to say the soon-to-be grandparents were super chuffed with the news, and particularly the way in which it was delivered (especially as Kirsten’s father is also a huge fan of the Cubs – and most likely Bill Murray as well).

Thousands of others are loving the video now too with one person even suggesting that Dr Venkman (Bill’s iconic character in Ghostbusters) be on hand to delivery the baby!

Well, we’re not sure about that but we do love this pregnancy announcement! Robbie and Kristen’s baby is due April 2018 and we wish them all the best.

Did you announce your pregnancy in a fun way?!





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