When Kiam Moriya turned 12, the whole world was watching.
The Alabama boy – who loves Krispy Kreme donuts and BMX biking – was born at 12:12 p.m. on December 12, 2000.
His twelfth birthday fell on Wednesday, 12/12/12.
“We’ve joked around that he’s the chosen one,” Kiam’s father, Kazuo Moriya, told Today.com.
Some say his son is lucky, but others fear the boy is a sign of a pending apocalypse.
“There are these weirdos out there online, all these doomsday people,
saying he needs to be killed and that he’s the Antichrist,” Moriya
“We’re trying to tone it down because it’s a little freaky. It’s just a fun little story.”
While many people celebrate birthdays on Dec. 12, Kiam’s sparked
extra attention because of the exact time he was born. His parents first
noticed the strange alignment of twelves while filling out paperwork
for his birth certificate.
“The lady who was helping us fill out the forms said, ‘Do you realize
your son was born December 12 at 12:12 p.m?” Moriya, originally from
Tokyo, told Today.com.
“That’s when it really hit us with all those twelves. I do have to
admit that it might mean something, but I have no idea what. It’s
definitely a little crazy. Do you agree that Kiam Moriya is the chosen one as they say?