The boys were born four weeks early on February 28th. Despite being premature, they were both healthy and had a smooth delivery. A little over a month following their birth, Dane decided to share an intimate video that he had taken of them moments after they were born. “Feeling quite grateful this Easter Sunday. 5 weeks ago our twin boys Weston and Caleb joined the club. Shortly after delivery, I captured this sweet video of them comforting each other,’ he said in the Facebook post.
The heartwarming moment shows the newborns being attended to by medical staff. Laying side by side touching, they become quite unhappy when a nurse begins to remove one brother from the other. The newborns begin to cry hysterically. It’s not until the nurse once again places them next to each other, cheek-to-cheek, that they calm down immediately. I guess an entire gestational period together just wasn’t enough brotherly bonding for these two cuties.
Dane, a medical student at the University of Central Florida spoke to Yahoo Lifestyle about sharing the heartwarming exchange with his wife, “Lisa wasn’t able to see that and didn’t even know it was happening. When I showed her, she was emotional and grateful I captured that moment. We both still tear up when we watch it,” he said. The video has been viewed on Facebook more than 115,000 times.
It’s no surprise that newborn twins on top of two other young children mean a lot of work and sleepless nights. While I’m sure those thoughts raced through their minds throughout the pregnancy, Dane and Lisa also focused on the wonderful things to look forward to.“One of our greatest hopes, when we found out we were having twins, was that, as they grew, they would be good friends and support one another. Seeing them comfort each other just moments after birth was almost like the first step in that special relationship,” he told News Center Maine.
Dane’s wife, Lisa is a trained nurse but is currently staying at home to look after the twins, and the couple’s two daughters Corrine and Amelia. Dane says the two big sisters can’t get enough of their new baby brothers.
While the video brings so much joy to the boys’ parents, they never could have imagined how much attention it would get online. ‘It’s a little strange seeing them get this kind of attention; we just hope they brighten someone’s day. They sure brighten ours!’ Dane said on Facebook. Today, the twins are happy and healthy three-month-olds fitting right into their family of six. The love and friendship they displayed so early on is something their parents hope will continue for the rest of their lives.
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