Best friends since 60 years turn out to be biological brothers!
What would be your reaction if you found out that your best buddy since middle school is actually your brother! You’d be ecstatic, right? This is exactly how Walter Macfarlane felt when he found out that he and his best friend for 60 years – Alan Robinson – shared the same birth mother.
Robinson and Macfarlane were born and raised in Hawaii and shared a special bond throughout their friendship. Macfarlane never knew his father, and Robinson was adopted. With the help of his family, Macfarlane searched for answers over the years through the internet and social media with no luck so they turned to the popular family DNA matching website Ancestry.com.
At the top of the list of DNA matches was the username Robi737. It turned out Robinson had also used the same website to find answers about his family. After a few phone calls back and forth, the men learned they shared the same birth mother.
“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.
“It really is a Christmas miracle and we’re just so happy that we found it,” Macfarlane said.