Birth miracles and medical marvels have been astonishing the masses since ages. Whether it is a medicine that could cure a previously-incurable disease or is it a surgical technique that could revolutionize operations as we know it - the world runs to look at it with curiosity and amusement.
However advanced we get with modern sciences and technologies, a medical marvel will happen every now and then and will make us bite our nails with surprise and awe. One such miracle happened when a pair of twins were brought into this world.
Check out the story of Thistlethwaite sisters, that were born on 9th May 2014, and, to the shock of everyone in the room - holding their hands.
The girls were born 45 seconds apart on May 9, 2014, in Akron, Ohio sharing the same amniotic sack - a rare condition that affects about 1 in 10,000 pregnancies and increases the risks of complications.
The birth of the girls went viral, surprising their mother, Sarah Thistlethwaite, who didn't expect the delivery to take an audience worldwide.
'Once they made sure they were OK, (The doctors) held them up so mom and dad could see,' hospital spokeswoman Amy Kilgore, who was there for the birth, told Fox 8. 'As soon as they were side by side, they held hands. It gave me chills.'
The sisters, who were born premature, spent some time in the neonatal unit before going home. By the time they turned 1, Jenna and Jillian kept holding each other at every opportunity while sitting together, playing or even during meals.
Two years on, they have developed distinct personalities. Jenna is the cautious one while Jillian is more of a daredevil. But even though their bond remains strong, Jenna and Jillian enjoy some healthy doses of sibling rivalry. The parents share 'They look so much alike that sometimes I really can't tell which one of them is in trouble.'
That's all for now, stay tuned for more such stories.