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​Northshore couple set to wed discovers they were born the same day at the same hospital

WDSU New Orleans logo WDSU New Orleans 4/16/2018

Three years ago, Jamie Frantz and Anthony Burkett saw each others profiles on a dating app and immediately felt a connection.

However, it didn't take long to discover that the connection ran deeper than just attraction. The pair discovered they were born on the same day at the same hospital.

"On iMessage, it will sometimes show up as an email with an email address, and his email address was Burkette11493. So I was like 'That's my birthday,'" Frantz said.

"And with the same birthday you have to ask where you were born," said Burkett. "And I said I was born in East Jefferson and then you were silent and I was like 'Don't tell me you were born there? Are you serious?' and she said 'Yeah I was born at the hospital.'"

The couple was born on Jan. 14, 1993, at East Jefferson General Hospital, just doors apart. Although Burkett did get a head start. He was born about 6 hours before Frantz.

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But those aren't the only similarities. They both weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and are also left-handed.

"We always talk about how our fathers were probably right next to each other, looking at us in the nursery and didn't even realize it," said Burkett.

And now, they'll go from walking down the halls of East Jefferson Hospital to walking down the aisle, with their wedding on April 14 in Covington, another life moment they get to share together.

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