MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It was a very special birthday for a pair of Long Island newborns.
Brothers Dave and Nick Pereira found themselves in the labor and delivery room at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola at the same time as their wives gave birth less than an hour apart Wednesday morning.
Nick Pereira said he couldn’t believe it.
“I sent my brother a text message, telling him that we were in the hospital and he tells me they were already here for a couple hours,” he told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.
“My response was ‘Are you serious?’ I thought he was kidding. I mean I thought he knew I was here already, but it was a nice surprise,” Dave Pereira said.
Nick Pereira and wife Beth, who live in Plainview, had a baby boy, who they named Nathaniel. The baby is the couple’s second child and was born at 9:45 a.m.
Dave Pereira and his wife Claudia, who live in Locust Valley, had a girl. The baby, who they named Gwyneth, is the couple’s first child. She was born at 10:37 a.m.
The brothers are already making plans for the cousins.
“Dave and I play hockey, so we love the sport. Hopefully the two of them can play together on the same team,” Nick Pereira said.
The brothers also said they have been “best of friends” since they could remember, which is why their story is even more touching.
“We have such a tight bond, the two of us. That makes it even more special to have the two kids the same day,” Nick Pereira said.
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