Lifelong best friends find out they're brothers

Katrina Barker
December 27, 2017

Two men in Hawaii who've been best friends for decades recently found out they're biological brothers. "It's still overwhelming", Robinson told the Hawaii-based news station KHON2.

"Never crossed my mind either", Robinson said, "that's what really fantastic, we go [back] 60 years".

They tell KHON2 they learned they were related through a family history and DNA website. Aside from common interests, Robinson and Macfarlane also bonded because Macfarlane never knew his father and Robinson was adopted.

They also shared a special bond throughout their friendship.

The two became friends in sixth grade, KHON2 reports, and went on to play football together at the same college prep school in Honolulu. I thought I'll never know my birth mother'.

"So then we started digging into all the matches he started getting", Macfarlane's daughter Cindy Macfarlane-Flores explained.

The results of the test from Ancestry.com revealed that Macfarlane had a genetic similarity with another user on the site with the name "Robi737".

"As a nickname, everyone called him [Alan] Robbie".

"It was a shock - definitely a shock, but then when you thought about it, compared forearms and everything", said Macfarlane.

"Yeah hairy arms, that did it!"

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

"This is the best Christmas present I can ever imagine having", Walter said. "I don't know how long it's going to take for me to get rid of this feeling", Walter said.

The two have now made plans to travel and retire together.

At this time of year, Christmas shopping lists occupy the minds of family members across the country, and we all try to find our loved ones that "perfect gift".

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