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‘It wasn’t planned’: Twin brothers welcome baby boys hours apart

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(WOODBURY, Minn.) — In an exciting coincidence, a set of twin brothers from Minnesota recently became dads on the same day.

Ashley and Pat Young’s son Jack arrived at Woodwinds Hospital on Sept. 19 at 6:01 p.m.

Hours later, Jack’s cousin Cooper Young, son of Felicia and Paul Young, was born at 11:49 p.m. The infants’ fathers, Paul and Pat, are twins.

The happy coincidence surprised the babies’ parents, especially since their fathers were born 2 minutes apart — Pat Young is the older twin.

“When Pat texted and said, ‘We’re headed to the hospital,’ Paul said, ‘We’re already here,'” Felicia Young told “Good Morning America.”

“My doctor was [saying] a c-section was likely going to be needed. I was really hoping to avoid that,” Felicia Young added. “We started pushing around 9. As we were getting to the end of it, everybody was looking up at the clock.”

The Young families said despite what people think, they never planned for the boys to be born on the same day.

“Ashley and I had been trying to have kids for a year and it wasn’t happening. We didn’t even know they were trying,” Pat Young told “GMA.”

Ashley Young hopes Jack and Cooper grow up to be friends, she said.

“Now they’ll get to share birthday parties,” she said. “I think the kids will find it cool growing up, probably at least until they’re teenagers.”

Paul Young said he’s thrilled about Jack and Cooper sharing birthdays, especially since he and his brother are so close.

“It’s funny how fitting it is, especially since it wasn’t planned,” he said.

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