Newborn Twins Hold Hands Minutes After Being Born (VIDEO)

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twins holding handsWe like to think twins have a special connection throughout their whole lives. After all, they shared the womb together. But I've never seen a twin connection like this! A set of newborn twins spontaneously began holding hands when they were placed next to each other. They're facing away from each other, but their little hands are clasped together. A lucky nurse happened to catch the amazing moment with a photo.

Daniel and Maria were delivered by C-section. Just minutes after they were born, Dr. Javier Rodriguez says, "They naturally held hands," in a way he describes as "instinctive." But this was the first time he'd seen anything like this. Aww, aren't you just dying over this photo?

Here's something interesting about this -- since twins each get their own amniotic sac, Daniel and Maria weren't able to actually touch each other in the womb, though they could sense each other. So it's not like they were practicing before! And since they're newborns, and their world is still very fuzzy and disorganized, it's not like at this point they would even recognize each other as twins, or related, or anything that concrete. Like all twins, all they know is that there has always been this other person with them.

Do you think when they reached back, they were trying to reach for that presence they'd been sensing all this time? Or was it just an accident that they both happened to reach back at the same time and join hands? Despite all we know, twins are still a little bit mysterious to us. Especially as newborns.

Anyway, hope that twin handshake means they'll stay close throughout their whole lives.

Do you think most twins have a special connection other siblings don't?



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LostS... LostSoul88

such a sweet photo

LadyM... LadyMinni

Mine did that and still do. People say that fraternal twins are no more alike than other siblings, but I don't believe it. Twins are twins, and twins are bound together from the moment they come into existence. It is so sweet.

nonmember avatar Rachel

I agree with the previous post. I have fraternal twins and I don't think of them as twins most of the time because they look pretty different I just think of it as two boys, but then they'll do something very twin-y and remind me. Twins do have a special bond.

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Penny A Schulz

Yes I had twins and I lost the second but my son says he always knew about him!

Lyla Annema

I also have twin girls fraternal, and they are 3yrs old and starting that special twin talk that I cant understand a word of it:) Its very cute and frustrating at the same time:)

Jenny Banfield

I have 5 children ranging in age from 14 to a pair of 8's and yes they are twins, they do have a special connection and yes it is a male and female, but if 1 of the bigger sibling decides to tackle 1 of the twins within moments the other is the to support they could be at the other end of the house playing a totally different game, but support is there, even when in the early years of primary school the had placed them a different end of the class, 1 teacher decided to place them together as a group and saw they were working as a team if 1 wasn't working they received a nudge from the other to get on with it.

Katrina Richardson

My twin brother and I are fraternal and def have a connection! Every time I have surgery he gets really distraught and can't focus. He has been in the Navy for the last 7 years; one day while showering I had a panic attack and could only think "what is wrong with (my twin)". As it turned out he got in a massive argument with another sailor and was horribly homesick exactly at the same moment. The connection is unexplainable, it just is :-)

Victoria Isabella Gaunt

Whether Identical or Fraternal, twins have a special bond that most people can't understand because they're not a twin.

I know several sets of twins, and each set speaks what a lot of people call 'Twinglish' which is the secret language that most twins share.

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