Man's DNA Ancestry Test Matches Him To Someone He knows
Marilyn Caylor 3/31/2018
Some people are blessed enough to still be best buds with their childhood playmates. 72-year-old Alan Robinson and 74-year-old Walter Macfarlane first met in the sixth grade, and they've been best friends for over 60 years.
The two men were born in Hawaii 15 months apart, and like many people, their family wasn't perfect. Alan never knew his dad and was raised by his mother, whereas Walter was adopted as a newborn.
The two were curious to know who fathered them, and spent years trying to track down their elusive dads. But, the answer to Walter's life-long quest turned his blood cold.
Walter's daughter Cindy gifted him with a DNA test kit to an ancestry website, and that's when he finally hit the jackpot! But, not all test results are exactly what they seem.
Since he was already 74 years old, the chances of him finding out that his father was still alive was slim to none. But when an active user of the site had identical X chromosones as Walter, it brought a whole new meaning to "brotherhood of friendship."
There were actually over a thousand matches to Walter's genes, but when a user named "Robi737" showed up as the strongest of them all, Walter immediately put two and two together.
It turns out the "737" part of the username was a reference to the Boeing 737 airplane, which is coincidentally what his best friend Alan flew when he was a pilot for Aloha Airlines. Alan Robinson. Robi... 737... Yep! That same light bulb went off in Walter's head, too.
In an effort to track down his own father, Alan used to same ancestry website as Walter, and instead of finding their fathers, the two men found each other. These two brothers share the same birth mother!
Over the years people thought Walter and Alan were brothers due to their uncanny resemblance to each other. Of course, they always claimed they weren't related. But, it looks like the universe has a funny sense of humor!
In an interview with Steve Harvey, the two brothers shared all the juicy details of their chance discovery. Some friendships - and brothers - are just meant to be. This is such an incredibly heartwarming story!
Watch this video to find out more about this incredible family connection.