HONOLULU — Two Hawaii males who grew up as finest buddies lately realized that they are truly brothers and revealed the shock to household and buddies over the vacations.
Alan Robinson and Walter Macfarlane have been buddies for 60 years. Born in Hawaii 15 months aside, they met within the sixth grade and performed soccer collectively at a Honolulu prep college.
Macfarlane by no means knew his father, and Robinson was adopted. Individually, they sought solutions about their ancestry.
Macfarlane turned to household historical past and DNA-matching web sites after unsuccessful searches on the web and social media, Honolulu information station KHON-TV reported .
“So then we began digging into all of the matches he began getting,” mentioned his daughter, Cindy Macfarlane-Flores.
A prime match — somebody with an identical X chromosomes — had the username Robi737. Robison’s nickname was Robi and he flew 737s for Aloha Airways, Macfarlane-Flores mentioned.
It turned out Robinson used the identical web site to search out solutions about his household. They later realized they’ve the identical beginning mom.
“It was a shock,” Macfarlane mentioned.
They revealed the connection to family and friends throughout a celebration Saturday night time.
“It was an awesome expertise, it is nonetheless overwhelming,” Robinson mentioned. “I do not understand how lengthy it’ll take for me to recover from this sense.”
They’ve plans to journey and revel in retirement collectively.
“That is one of the best Christmas current I may ever think about having,” Robinson mentioned.