A child couldn’t stop kissing his twin sister via video call after waking up from surgery that saw the couple completely separate for the first time. The stunning footage shows 11-month-old Jo instantly recognizing her twin sister Nona onscreen, heading over to get a closer look at her before kissing her onscreen kiss after kiss. Parents Audra and Michael from Twin Falls, Idaho, said that Jo and Nona love kissing and tickling each other, so in addition to kissing on screen, Jo even tried tickling the phone and playing virtual pie with her sister.
For the first 11 months of their lives, Joe and Nona were inseparable, spending at most a couple of hours apart. But due to kidney disease, Joe always had to have surgery, family members said. They waited six months for Jo to be strong enough to handle the surgery, and almost six more months for a bed to be available to treat hydronephrosis, a prenatal kidney malformation.
The four-hour operation took place at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho, on January 26, and Grandma Nina later shared a video of the twins’ beneficial reunion. Speaking of Jo’s loving reaction to meeting her sister, mom Audra said, “When we called mom and the other kids at home, Jo immediately smiled and perked up.