These Fraternal, Biracial Twin Babies Are Adorable and Give Us Hope
“One is light and one is mixed, but we love them the same,” mother Whitney Meyer told Love What Matters.
Meyer and her partner Tomas Dean gave birth to fraternal twins who happened to be biracial — Kalani is white, while Jarani is black — and these now-9-month-old adorable babies from Quincy, Illinois are making heartwarming waves across the internet.
And they certainly aren’t the first, as we’ve seen with a similarly rare case in the U.K.
The “chromosome twins,” as Meyer wrote on Facebook, are of different skin colors because their mom is Caucasian and dad is African-American — which is actually a one in 500 possibility, according to BBC.
So Meyer wanted to share this unlikeliness with the world and sure enough her photo of the Dean sisters — with them side by side — went viral.
“At first when they were born, I wanted to believe it, but it’s so rare I didn’t think it’d happen to my twins!” Meyer told Illinois television station KHQA. “But sure enough, they’re biracial twins!”
Their skin color isn’t the only thing that’s different, Kalani is energetic – already crawling around – while Jarani prefers to cuddle and eat, but regardless of their different skin tones (and personality), Meyer told Love What Matters, “[They’re] sisters by blood.”
The biracial twins have attracted much attention and fortunately the response has been positive. Their story perhaps gives us hope during a time when the nation seems divided.
“It restores my faith in humanity,” Meyer said. “Love is love.”
Your Daily Dish reached out to Whitney Meyer for a comment.