Welcome to your cathartic midday cry zone (CMCZ).
Today, your CMCZ is sponsored by two teeny premature twins whose nonstop hand-holding hit more than eight million people right square in the feelings.
Anthea Jackson-Rushford shared a video of her newborn twins, Kristian and Kristiana, holding tight to one another as they rest on their father's chest.
Amazing!!! Needs to go viral!!! our preemie twins Kristiana and Kristian! Born at just 28 weeks and 1 day! Weighed in at under a kilo each! #preemietwins Posted by Anthea Jackson-Rushford on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The twins, born January 3, are about 11 weeks premature and spend much of their days hooked up to tubes.
In a Facebook post on January 10, Jackson-Rushford wrote,
We [realize] it may be a tad bit disturbing seeing our twins with tubes but they are premie babies so it is understandable and normal. I'm sharing photos and videos for the simple reason that it gives hope to all parents out there that even they do just fine… To all parents that face this, be comforted in knowing that today anything is possible and your babies will be just fine!!!
Even while hooked up to hospital machinery, Kristian and Kristiana bonded faster than two Lindsay Lohans at summer camp.
It's enough to fill your CMCZ to capacity with fat, salty tears.