They've been friends for 60 years. Turns out they're actually brothers

Friends for 60 years find out they're biological brothers

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Two best friends who have known each other since the 6th grade have spent the past 60 years not knowing they were also brothers, until one took a DNA home test.

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"It was so amusing because when we played for Punahou, we were both first string and we're brothers, playing side by side", Macfarlane told KITV.

The two were born and raised in Hawaii and they played football at Punahou School in Honolulu.

"He was the party-er, I never went to or did any partying in high school", Macfarlane said. Aside from common interests, Robinson and Macfarlane also bonded because Macfarlane never knew his father and Robinson was adopted. "He's the tackle. I'm the end and we never knew, you know?" Independent of one another, they both turned to DNA websites to fill in the gaps of their family histories this year after having little luck searching for answers on their own.

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

The results showed Macfarlane and robi737 had several matches in their DNA including identical X chromosomes. "He'd always come out of the water with the biggest string of fish and I had the smallest", Robinson said.

Robinson, who goes by "Robi", is 15 months younger than Macfarlane, and as it turns out, the two men share the same birth mother.

'Yea it was shock, definitely and then we thought about it and compared forearms, ' Robinson said.

"Hairy arms! That did it", Robinson chuckled.

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

They now say they will enjoy their retirement together, KHON reported.

The two called it the best Christmas present they could ever get.

Over the Christmas holiday weekend, MacFarlane and Robinson shared the news of their new found brotherhood with the rest of the MacFarlane family.

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