A boy celebrating his birthday on Wednesday will do so at the exact moment millions of symmetrically-inclined people will mark another unusual date-and-time alignment.
Kiam Moriya, of Birmingham, Alabama, was born in Bronxville, N.Y., on Dec. 12, 2000, at 12:12 p.m., meaning he will turn 12 at 12:12 on 12/12/12.
"When I'm turning 12, it's going to be nothing but 12s," Kiam told AL.com.
In lieu of a birthday cake, Kiam has requested Krispy Kreme donuts arranged in the shape of a 12.
Birthdays, of course, are not the only celebrations happening Wednesday.
As was the case on 10/10/10, 11/11/11, etc., 12/12/12 is a popular date for event planners. Wednesday purposefully was chosen for the World Day of Interconnectedness, an all-star benefit for victims of Superstorm Sandy at Madison Square Garden and a giant group meditation in New Zealand.
It will also be a popular date to get married. According to the wedding professionals, 12/12/12 is the last chance this century for couples to get hitched on a date with the same three digits. Wedding registries around the world are reporting a spike in the number of nuptials planned.