When a couple found out they were expecting twins, they were thrilled. However, when the babies were born, they came with an added surprise that left their family in shock.
When a 31-year-old woman gave birth to twins in 2019, she instantly realized there was something very different about them. Except for their big brown eyes, the boys, born in Lagos, Nigeria, did not look alike.
Daniel and David had different skin colors. Mom Stacy Omirin and her husband Babajide Omirin are both black and were surprised when they saw David. He was born albino, which accounted for the light pigmentation in his skin.
Dark-skinned and light-skinned twin brothers with their older sister [left] Twin brothers, Daniel and David [right] | Source: instagram.com/danielanddavid2
THEY GET LOTS OF ATTENTION
David also had golden hair in stark contrast to his twin brother's dark locks. The mother fell in love with her boys and decided to share some of their adventures online. Quickly they garnered a large following and fanbase.
People adore Daniel and David and often stare at them in public. Stacy shared:
“There are always side talks whenever we go out, people often wanna know how and what’s happening and maybe due to their cute and adorable nature, you just wanna come close to say hello.”
STARED AT THEM FOR TEN MINUTES
The proud mother also revealed that her husband was overwhelmed when he saw his newborns and immediately came up with a nickname for David. He calls him Mr. Golden because of his blonde hair.
The mother said Babajide could not take his eyes off the boys. She added: "He stood for more than 10 minutes staring at them and said he was just looking at God's wonderful work and that they are his best gift ever."
SPREADING JOY AND AWARENESS
David was born with oculocutaneous albinism, and fortunately, he does not have health issues. Despite the discrimination against people with albinism, Stacy said people have been kind toward her son.
The kids received offers to model for brands overseas, and they enjoy spreading their infectious joy online. Through the posts, they can have fun and raise awareness. The mother expressed: "I believe I am blessed, and I am so proud of them."
ANOTHER SET OF BIRACIAL TWINS
Giving birth to twins is a big enough shock for most parents. However, a handful of expecting couples get another surprise when they see that their babies have different skin colors.
While the Omirin twins looked different because one had albinism, another family in Hampshire, England, produced a set of white and black twins more than once.
THEIR MIRACLE CHILDREN
Alison Spooner and Dean Durrant are the only parents in the world with two sets of biracial twins. Spooner is white while Durrant is black, and they had twins twice. On both occasions, the newborn girls had different skin tones.
The couple was stunned but adored their miracle children. The family quickly gained online attention, but it has not always been easy. People often question if the girls, Hayleigh and Lauren, and Leah and Miya are related.
Despite this and other comments they sometimes receive, the girls love their uniqueness. Regardless of their differing skin and hair color, the twins in Nigeria and the twins in England are lucky to have each other as best friends for life.