A couple that just got married also happen to have been born on the same day.
Jessica Gomes and Aaron Bairos were both born on April 28, 1990, at the same hospital in Taunton, Massachusetts, only two hours apart, according to the Taunton Daily Gazette.
Bairos would go on to grow up in Taunton, while Jessica would live in Raynham until moving to Taunton at age 10. The couple were then introduced to each other through mutual friends in high school.
"Very early on, we found out we have the same birthday, probably when we were talking on [AOL Instant Messenger] back in the day," Gomes said, reports People magazine. "Then we connected the dots that we were in the same hospital."
Gomes added that the couple showed each other proof of their birth dates while attending the same driver's education class.
"I didn’t believe him at first when he told me he had the same birthday, it was crazy, I thought he was trying to pull a smooth one and win me over," she said. "Every birthday is a big running joke in the family, and we always celebrate every year with them and our group of friends."
In addition, a newspaper clipping saved by Gomes' grandmother shows that Gomes and Bairos were the only two babies to have been born in the hospital that day.
"We told our parents and they even remembered having said hi to each other at the hospital," said Gomes, reports the Taunton Daily Gazette.
"I think it’s a pretty cool coincidence," said Bairos. "Maybe it was fate."
Gomes expressed similar sentiments.
"I think it’s awesome," she said. "It’s a pretty rare thing. I believe in fate and I think that’s part of it."
The couple got engaged in November 2015 and married almost two years later, on Sept. 9.
"I knew from the very beginning that he was different -- he was respectful, and he made me laugh," said Gomes. "He still makes me laugh! No one else can do that. From the start, we both knew we were right for each other."
The wedding took place at a church in East Taunton, where four generations of Gomes' family, dating back to 1911, have gotten married in the past.
"We’re still getting ready for the married life, but it’s been awesome so far," said Gomes. "But we hope our story can bring a smile to people’s faces, because that’s what the world needs right now."