Best friends can have some memorable moments together, things talked about years later in happy reminiscence.
Then there’s things that come about entirely by chance that utterly changes your life in ways you never imagined.
Two life-long friends from Hawaii found out that they have even more in common than they first thought.
Walter Macfarlane and Alan Robinson have been friends for more than 60 years.
Macfarlane never knew his father, and Robinson was adopted.
Walter of Oahu never knew his dad and decided to dig for answers online before finally using a DNA matching website, Ancestry.com.
Turns out, his friend Alan Robinson — a former 737 pilot for Aloha Airlines — had also used the service to find answers about his birth family.
Robinson was adopted and imagined that he would never find his birth mother. He lost a brother at age 19, so he also thought he would never have any nieces or nephews.
The results revealed the pair had several matches in DNA including identical X chromosomes — and that they had the same birth mother, reports CBS DFW.
It turns out, they shared the same birth mother.
“It was an overwhelming experience, and it’s still overwhelming. I don’t know how long it’s going to take for me to get rid of this feeling,” said Macfarlane.
The two men were born and raised in Hawaii. They are 15 months apart in age and have been friends since they met in the sixth grade.
They revealed the discovery to friends and family Saturday night and are looking forward to enjoying their retirement and traveling together.
“It was an overwhelming experience, it’s still overwhelming. I don’t know how long it’s going to take for me to get over this feeling,” Robinson said.
“This is the best Christmas present I could ever imagine having,” he added.
Macfarlane and Robinson say they now have plans to travel and enjoy retirement together.
Video below courtesy of the NY Post.
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December 26th, 2017
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