VIDEO: Twin sisters born holding hands after surviving life-threatening condition

Tiny identical twin sisters Jillian and Jenna Thistlethwaite held onto each others hands as doctors introduced them to their parents after a successful delivery

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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Proving that twins really do share an unbreakable bond, these beautiful twin girls have captured the hearts of the world after they were born clutching each others hands.

The identical twin girls shared the same amniotic sac and placenta. Such births are called monoamniotic, or "mono mono," and doctors say they occur in about one of every 10,000 pregnancies.

They were born Friday at Akron General Medical Center, grasping each other's hands when doctors lifted them up for their parents to see after delivery.

Overwhelmed mother Sarah Thistlewaithe told the Akron Beacon Journal: "They're already best friends.

"I can't believe they were holding hands. That's amazing."

The girls are now breathing on their own and have been removed from ventilators.

Sarah told The Associated Press that she and her husband Bill held them for a while on Mother's Day - and that it was the best present she could have ever hoped for.

"It's just hard to put into words how amazing it feels to know the girls are OK.

"It's great to know that they're doing so well, and being able to hold them."

It's so lovely to hear that these little fighters already have a best friend to see the world with, isn't it?

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