Friends Since Middle School Learn That They Are Brothers - After 60 Years

Friends for 60 years find out they're biological brothers

Two men in Hawaii who have been friends for 60 years recently found out they're biological bothers.

They did not expect to discover they had the same birth mother.

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Meanwhile, Macfarlane was searching for his father with the help of his family and eventually turned to the same website.

But the pair have actually known each other and been friends for the majority of their lives after initially meeting in the sixth grade while growing up in Oahu, Hawaii.

"I had a younger brother that I lost when he was 19, so I never had nieces or nephews", said Robinson per KHON-TV.

"So, then we started digging into all of the matches he started getting", said Cindy Macfarlane, Walter's daughter. "But you know, yeah yeah. there was times when I did think, I look like Robby a little bit", says Macfarlane.

MacFarlane didn't know his father.

During Macfarlane's search the username ROBI737 kept cropping up as a DNA match - a username that was all too familiar to him.

It turns out Robinson had also used Ancestry.com to find answers about his family.

"It was definitely a shock but then we thought about it, compared forearms and everything", Robinson said. "Hairy arms! That did it", Robinson added.

And now the two men, who were born 15 months apart, have realised that they share the same birth mother.

The two revealed the discovery to friends and family Saturday night. "I don't know how long it's going to take for me to get over this feeling", Robinson said.

Mr Robinson added: 'It was an overwhelming experience, it's still overwhelming.

"This is the best Christmas present I could ever imagine having", Robinson told KHON2.

He and Macfarlane now plan to enjoy retirement and travel together.

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