One New Jersey family welcomed twin boys just in time for the New Year, but with a light-hearted catch. It is not uncommon for twins to be born several minutes apart, which explains the age-old twin rivalry of “who’s older?” However, for one NJ family, this future battle has been settled right out of the gate.
According to Virtua Health on Instagram, a Merchantville, NJ family welcomed Ezra and Ezekiel into the world over the long weekend. When Ezra was born, there were about 10 minutes to go until the New Year, but would his brother beat the clock too? No, instead, Ezekiel was born after the ball dropped, at approximately 12:28 a.m.—making him one of New Jersey’s first-born babies of 2024.
This means that not only is Ezra technically older by around 40 minutes, but that he even has an entirely different birth year.
So, for the rest of their lives, Ezra gets to make the playful (albeit, not entirely true) claim that he is actually one year older than his brother, setting up what could be one of the funniest twin rivalries of all time.
To add to the New Year fun for the Merchantville family, Ezra and Ezekiel have an older brother turning three on January 3. That’s a lot of birthdays to celebrate in a short amount of time!
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