ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – When he found out his wife was pregnant, Aaron Davis was hoping they would be welcoming a boy into the world.
His prayers were answered.
“He was so excited about having a little boy. All he wanted was a little boy. He called me last week and wanted me to be the godfather, and I said, ‘Of course man, of course. I can’t wait,” said Taylor Davis, Aaron’s brother.
However, they never knew that Aaron would never get the chance to meet his son.
Witnesses say Aaron was crossing the street after getting off work at The Kitchen in downtown St. Petersburg when he was hit by a drunk driver.
Aaron was hit so hard that he was thrown 60 feet and his clothes were stripped from his body.
The driver, Jason Lanard Mitchell, was later caught and is being held on multiple drunk driving charges.
“Aaron was run over by a drunk driver,” Jefferson Davis, Aaron’s father, was told by his other son. “He said, ‘I’m serious dad. He’s gone.’ We immediately fell to our knees.”
Jefferson says he began to pray for his child, his family and the grandchild who would now be left without a father.
“The first thing I want them to know is that you look at this boy and you go, ‘Thank you Lord, thank you Lord for giving me the privilege of being his dad,” he said.
Taylor says the popular chef was in a good place in his life at the time of his death.
“He was so happy, the happiest I’ve ever seen him in 31 years now, so much going for him,” Taylor said. “He’s gone, and he’s not coming back but he’s in a way better place than here right now.”
Aaron’s wife, Ana, went into labor late Monday evening, giving birth to baby Andrew.