Born holding hands, and they haven’t stopped! Photos show twins’ special bond

Born holding hands, twins Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite warmed the hearts of readers across the country with their extraordinary bond. Their birth photo went viral. Now 2 years old, the sisters are as close as ever and have inspired other families to share their stories of twin-credible love.

Twins hold hands just moments after birth

Jul.21.201600:45

These photos from TODAY’s Facebook page celebrate twins at all stages of life, from birth to marriage and beyond. Their friendships — and matching outfits — show the joy of growing up with a ready-made partner-in-crime. Not to mention, two little kids are twice as adorable as one!

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1. From snuggle bunnies to little divas

Twins holding hands.
“They were always attached to each other, but now they crazy little divas that always bump heads.”Courtesy of Lynda Cha

2. Holding hands is their ‘thing’

Twins holding hands.
“Mine held hands a few hours after birth; this continues to be their ‘thing.’ They turned 1 on Sunday.”Courtesy of Ashlee Davidson

3. Best friends for life

Twin women in orange
“My twin and I are very, very close. We talk on the phone about 5 or more times a day and we only live 10 miles apart.”Courtesy of Jody Hirshfield

4. Happy hugs

Twin boys smiling
“I captured this picture when our identical boys weren’t looking. This kind of stuff happens all the time. It’s wonderful to have the joy of raising twins.”Courtesy of Susan Klasi

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5. Two peas in a pod

Twin babies
“The twin bond is real. Here is a pic of my twins the day they were born in the hospital.”Courtesy of Lindsay Hernandez

6. I’ll be there for you

Twins at wedding
“My identical twin daughters just turned 27 and (are) still very close…not to say they didn’t fight and argue like any normal siblings. It is nice to think that they will always be there for each other.”Courtesy of Janet Gill Ford

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