Mom posted photo of her rare twins online—when you look closer, you’ll understand why

Whitney Meyer and Thomas Dean, a multiracial couple from Quincy, Illinois, in the United States, were expecting twins, and when Kalani and Jarani Dean were born, the parents were in for a pleasant surprise. Kalani and Jarani are what in medical terms are called “Biracial” Twins, a rare occurrence.

The odds are 1 in 500, and considering they are identical twins, the odds go up to a staggering one in a million … so these cute twins are actually “one in a million.” Kalani takes off after her mom Whitney, who is Caucasian, and Jarani looks like her dad, Thomas, who is an African American.


Their mom, Whitney, posted a photo of the twins on her Facebook page, and this is what made them go viral.

Kalani and Jarani Dean were born on April 23, 2016. The girls were part of a phenomenon called “biracial twins,” which happens when the parents are from two different ethnic backgrounds and two separate sperm cells fertilize two different eggs.

“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! But sure enough, they’re biracial twins!” Whitney explained to KHOA.

The girls are currently 19 months old, and they are enjoying every moment of their lives. They’re also already little internet stars!

Whitney tells PEOPLE, “… in this family, we don’t see color. Love is love.”

The love that these girls are receiving from their parents and everybody is incredible. While they may not look the same, the bond between them and their family as a whole is amazing and wonderful; they are incredibly fortunate! The possibilities of a wonderful future is truly something to look forward to.

Watch the beautiful twins here:

Photo Credit: Facebook | Whitney Meyer.