After waking up from surgery that saw the couple completely separate for the first time, a child couldn’t stop kissing his twin sister via video call. Jo, an 11-month-old girl, recognizes her twin sister Nona onscreen and rushes over to get a closer look before kissing her onscreen kiss after kiss. Parents Audra and Michael from Twin Falls, Idaho, said Jo and Nona enjoy kissing and tickling each other, so Jo tried tickling the phone and playing virtual pie with her sister in addition to kissing on screen.
Joe and Nona were inseparable for the first 11 months of their lives, spending only a few hours apart. However, due to kidney disease, Joe was always required to undergo surgery, according to family members. They had to wait six months for Jo to be strong enough to undergo surgery, and another nearly six months for a bed to be available to treat hydronephrosis, a prenatal kidney malformation.
The four-hour operation took place on January 26 at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho, and Grandma Nina later shared a video of the twins’ happy reunion. “When we called mom and the other kids at home, Jo immediately smiled and perked up,” mom Audra said of Jo’s loving reaction to meeting her sister.