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Minnesota couple born on the same day in the same hospital lose touch after kindergarten…only to find a spark when they match on dating app 35 YEARS later

A Minnesota couple who met on a dating app discovered they were born on the same day in the same hospital — and even went to kindergarten together — and married 35 years later.

Joshua and Elizabeth Colbert matched on the dating app Hinge in April 2023 and started asking questions to get to know each other, the couple said CBS News.

Elizabeth had asked Joshua where he grew up and went to school, and when she realized they went to the same kindergarten, she pulled out her old class photo and found Joshua in it.

Then they learned that they were both born on September 13, 1988, at the same hospital – Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota – just six hours apart.

After kindergarten, however, they went their separate ways and only spoke again when they matched on the app.

“This whole divine intervention, as we call it, has reaffirmed to me that I must continue to try to spread our story of hope and second chances,” Elizabeth said.

Joshua and Elizabeth Colbert hooked up on the dating app Hinge in April 2023 and discovered they share a birthday and went to preschool together

Elizabeth had asked Joshua where he grew up and went to school, and when she realized they went to the same kindergarten, she pulled out her old class photo and discovered that Joshua was in it.

Elizabeth had asked Joshua where he grew up and went to school, and when she realized they went to the same kindergarten, she pulled out her old class photo and discovered that Joshua was in it.

“She asked where I grew up and I said I grew up in Andover and went to Northside Christian School,” Joshua said.

“And she says, ‘No kidding, I went there in kindergarten too.’ And when we put it together, we graduated (1995), so we thought, “Maybe we were in the same kindergarten class.”

Elizabeth’s mother looked up old home movies and discovered that she had zoomed in on Joshua at his kindergarten graduation.

“We actually found our old graduation video from kindergarten, so we’re both in it,” Elizabeth said.

Joshua said, “And the funny thing is, in the video, her mom zoomed in on me, then zoomed out and zoomed back in on Elizabeth. So it was like we saw that and thought, absolutely not. A mother’s intuition, I guess.’

The two said they don’t remember each other from their school days and lived separate lives until they got together. Elizabeth has two children, 8-year-old Chloe and 6-year-old Knox, and Joshua is an Iraq war veteran.

The couple said they both found themselves in dark times after going through their respective divorces and believe it was God who brought them together as adults.

‘We believe it was God. Despite the fact that we could have had all these similarities but would have been complete opposites. And that is not the case at all. So I feel like it was just the perfect match. And yes, I think it was definitely divine,” Joshua said.

After a month of dating, Joshua proposed to Elizabeth.

‘I’m old-fashioned, so I asked her father for her hand in marriage. Her family is very close. We get together every weekend after church for dinner,” Joshua said.

Five months after reuniting on Hinge, the couple married on September 13, 2023 at Pinewood Weddings & Events in Cambridge, Minnesota, both their 35th anniversaries.

Joshua and Elizabeth were both born on September 13, 1988 at the same hospital - Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota - just six hours apart

Joshua and Elizabeth were both born on September 13, 1988 at the same hospital – Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota – just six hours apart

Their kindergarten teacher (middle) was present at their wedding in September

Their kindergarten teacher (middle) was present at their wedding in September

‘We were in the same room the day we were born and it is fitting that now, 35 years later, we are getting married on our anniversary. So I think that’s pretty special,” Joshua said Fox 9.

“You couldn’t make it up if you wanted to. I tell people our Hallmark movie is coming out this fall.”

At the wedding, Elizabeth’s father, Alan Goracke, officiated the ceremony, her son Knox walked her down the aisle and they made a special guest appearance, reported USA today.

“Our kindergarten teacher, we were actually able to track her down and we sent her an invite and she showed up,” Elizabeth said.

“And not only did she show up, she found a photo of us together at athletics day.”