Two identical twins born in Nigeria garner thousands of reactions on Instagram every time their mom uploads their photos. This is not because they are the same as one would imagine, but quite the opposite!
Daniel and David are as different as night and day, as their mom says, as one is dark-skinned with black hair and the other, born with ᴀʟʙɪɴɪsᴍ, is white-skinned with golden hair.
Their mother, Stacey, shared their story and talked about how amazingly different her two sons are.
“We didn’t know about their differences while I was pregnant; the ultrasound didn’t show anything. Our surprise was huge when our first twin came out with black hair and the second with golden hair. Even the doctors were sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ, and seconds after giving birth, they told us that we have two completely identical twins,” she said characteristically.
David, it turns out, has ᴀʟʙɪɴɪsᴍ, a ɢᴇɴᴇᴛɪᴄ ᴄᴏɴᴅɪᴛɪᴏɴ that affects 1 in 20,000 people worldwide and occurs when the body produces little or no melanin. Although it can often lead to other ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs, such as vision problems, David is perfectly healthy.
The two siblings caught the world’s attention early on and gained their first fans a few hours after birth. “Before I knew it, nurses started coming in and out of the room to see my sons, hooting,” Stacey said.
“But it wasn’t just the hospital staff who were sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ,” she continued. “Their dad was also overwhelmed and immediately nicknamed our second twin “Golden” because of his hair.”
The two boys are very much loved, and, despite their external differences, they are very similar in character and are growing up like normal twins, say their happy parents, who still have an older daughter.