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Twins born holding hands

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AKRON, Ohio -

An Ohio mother delivered identical twin girls over Mother's Day weekend, and the way those babies entered the world seemed to prove they were already best friends.

The twins were monoamniotic, or "mono mono," meaning they shared the same amniotic sac and placenta. It's a rare condition that only occurs in about one of every 10,000 pregnancies.

But what happened as they were born is perhaps even more amazing. When doctors lifted them up for their parents to see, the twins were actually holding each other's hands.

"I couldn't think. I started tearing up immediately," said the twins' father Bill Thistlethwaite. "It was beautiful."

"Best Mother's Day present ever," added Sarah Thistlethwaite. "Mother's Day is definitely going to be different."

The twins are now breathing on their own and doing well. The proud parents were able to hold them on Mother's Day.

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