Electric Love: California teens struck by lightning while holding hands

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Two teens in California now have an "electric love" after they were struck by lightning while holding hands. (KTRK)

Two teens in California now have an "electric love" after they were struck by lightning while holding hands.

Dylan and Lexie say they were walking along a tree-lined street during a thunderstorm when lightning struck, KCAL-TV reports.

At first, they weren't sure what had happened, but then a passerby ran up to them and told them that he saw a lightning bolt hit them.

"It was more of just kind of shove, you know, and it felt kind of like I was getting hit over the head with metal or something," Dylan said.

"Next thing you know, we are on the ground and we gave each other the most terrified looks you could possibly imagine," aid Lexie. "It was definitely weird."

A doctor told the young love birds that they probably survived because they were holding hands when it happened.

"These two were lucky they that they were holding hands. It helped to diffuse the electrical current that ran through their bodies," Stefan Reynoso, a doctor, told KCAL-TV. "The chance of getting hit by lightning is very uncommon and perhaps one in a million."

The couple says they are both doing just fine.

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