LEESBURG, Fla. – Two sets of new parents were surprised to learn that their babies were part of a Shakespearean connection at a Florida hospital.
The Orlando Sentinel reports Juliette Crouch was born Friday morning at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Hours later, Romeo Kidd made his debut down the hallway.
Hospital privacy laws almost kept the drama from playing out. A nurse asked Carolyn Kidd her baby's name and said a Juliette was born the same day. But she couldn't tell them where Juliette's parents were.
But the two families began searching for each other. Dad Justin Crouch said he thought about walking down the hall saying, "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo."
"It was eventually Bella Baby photographer who actually was able to make the connection for us. After the connection was made, all the nurses went crazy about it and they're the ones who found little tux and dress so we could dress the babies up for the pictures," Kidd said.
The families finally got together, shared laughs and exchanged contact information unlike in "Romeo & Juliet" where the families were mortal enemies.