Children's Health

Video of premature twins holding hands goes viral

premature twins

 (Photo courtesy Fox 5 NY)

They may be small— a mere 2 pounds each— and born 11 weeks premature, but that hasn’t stopped newborn twins Kristian and Kristiana from starting to bond.

Their mother, Anthea Jackson-Rushford, posted a video on Facebook of the twins holding hands against their father’s chest.

As the beanie-clad fraternal twins move gently, they grasp each other’s tiny hands as their dad looks down on them and smiles.

"He actually holds her hand,” Jackson-Rushford says in the video. “How is that possible? That's just unbelievable.”

Amazing!!! Needs to go viral!!! 󾌴󾌴 our preemie twins Kristiana and Kristian! Born at just 28 weeks and 1 day! Weighed in at under a kilo each! 󾌴󾌴 #preemietwins

Posted by Anthea Jackson-Rushford on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

As of Thursday morning, about 10.2 million people had viewed the video since being posted Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Fox 5 New York reported the twins are doing well.

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