People love to share experiences with their best friends—going on vacations, reading the same books, going out to restaurants.
But what about getting pregnant at the same time?
Unusual as it may seem, that's exactly what happened to Maddie Castellano and her three best friends. And even more amazing, this happened not once but twice, albeit accidentally.
Castellano poked fun at the coincidence in a video she posted to her TikTok page, where she goes by the handle @maddiecastellano.
Since being posted last August, the video has gone on to receive nearly 270 thousand views.
The ten-second video began with Castellano speaking directly to the camera, lip synching to Jonathan Dodson's voice asking "do you want to form an alliance with me?"
"Me talking to my three best friends" could be seen written in the overlay.
The video then cut to a picture of Castellano and those aforementioned three best friends in bikinis on the beach, all noticeably pregnant and caressing their baby bumps.
"All 4 pregnant at the same time" could be seen written in the overlay, as the voiceover continued saying "absolutely I do."
The video ended with a second screen shot featuring three members of the quartet, this time holding their children as the overlay read "pregnant again with our second babies."
The video left many TikTokers touched, if also puzzled, wondering if the friend group all planned to get pregnant at the same time.
This led Castellano to publish a follow up video, where she clarified the two simultaneous sets of pregnancies were, indeed, coincidences.
The follow up has received over seven million views.
With "story time on how four best friends got pregnant at the same time" written in the caption, the 29-second video began with the same shot of the four pregnant, bikini clad friends on the beach.
Castellano provided voice over narration as a montage of photos featuring the expecting friend group continued.
"Some of you might remember the story about how me and my three best friends all got pregnant at the same time."
The photos eventually changed to photos of the group's children, who Castellano revealed instantly became kindred spirits.
"All of our babies were born within weeks of each other, and since birth they have been best friends."
"We do so many things together, and it's been so fun that they've had little buddies since they were in the womb."
As the video shifted to videos of the children having grown into toddlers, Castellano revealed in voiceover the friend group all discovered once again, they were all expecting their second bundles of joy.
"Just a little over a year later, the same four of us found out that we were pregnant and expecting babies within months of each other."
"Now all of our kids have best friends for life."
The video ended with the group all holding their children.
There were still some viewers who refused to believe these simultaneous pregnancies were purely coincidental.
There were others, however, who could relate with Castellano's experience, sharing the same thing happened to them or were hoping it might happen to them.
It seems birds of a feather really do stick together.
And be it by coincidence or by sly planning, seeing how happy all the mothers and children now are is all that matters in the end.