Moving, Sweet Photo of Preemie Twins Meeting for the First Time Goes Viral

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If you’re looking for a pick-me-up, this sweet Instagram post will melt your heart. When these preemie twins meet for the first time, what happens next absolutely everything.

A high-risk pregnancy is never easy. When Australian mama Ann Le found out her twins were mono-chorionic and mono-amniotic—meaning they shared both an amniotic sac and placenta—she was understandably worried about the outcome. At 29 weeks gestation, the twins’ heart rates became erratic, forcing Le to undergo an emergency c-section.

After delivering daughters Olivia and Zoe in January, Le’s girls spent 27 days in the NICU. After almost a month of separation, the twins were reunited on Feb. 22—in an absolutely adorable scene. The sisters snuggled in for a hug-filled huddle with mom. Le told TODAY, “Olivia was placed on my chest first, followed by Zoe who reached out her left arm in preparation to hug her sister.”

While the sisters’ health has improved, they aren’t out of the woods yet. Le and her husband recently learned their daughters will need heart surgery before they get to go home. Hopefully, now that they’ve connected, the girls’ bond will help them keep each other strong on the next phase of their journey together.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: RitaE via Pixabay



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