The brothers’ wives had their due dates two weeks apart.
In a bizarre occurrence, twin brothers Justin and Joshua Thorington, who have spent their whole lives together had their children born on the same exact day.
On March 27 2018 Josh and his wife, Denise, welcomed their newborn son, Jack, at 4:18 am at Munson Medical Centre in Traverse City, Michigan.
Just one hour later, Justin and his wife, Alex, arrived at the same hospital - and gave birth to their daughter, Lucy, at 11:43 pm the same day.
According to Josh and Denise, they were originally confused as to why Justin and Alex hadn’t called to check-in on them - or to ask when they could come see the new baby.
Speaking to WPBN, Josh said that initially he thought it was weird of his brother to not call and ask about them. He added, “Then he's like, 'Hey, we'll come see you, but just so you know, Alex is in labour. And you're the only ones who know, so don't tell anyone.' I think they didn't want to steal our thunder, but we didn't care."
Rather, the rare coincidence made the day all the more special.
Despite having expected delivery dates more than two weeks apart, the new families were happily surprised that the newborn cousins will share a birthday.
According to Josh, the two couples had joked about the possibility of giving birth on the same day throughout the pregnancies, but never expected it to actually happen.