Two men who have been best friends for decades just found out they are closer than they ever imagined. After searching for a family, both men discovered they are half-brothers.
Alan Robinson and Walter Macfarlane have been the best of friends for 60 years.
“Well, we love to play cribbage. We’ve been playing cribbage all our lives,” said Robinson.
“I beat him the last time we played,” said Macfarlane.
The two were born and raised in Hawaii and they played football at Punahou. They met in the sixth-grade and shared a special bond throughout their friendship. Walter never knew his father and Alan was adopted.
“I had a younger brother that I lost when I was 19 so I had never nieces or nephews and I thought I’d never know my birth mother, I’ll never have any nieces or nephews,” said Macfarlane.
With the help of his family, Walter searched for answers for years through the internet and social media, with no luck. So, they turned to family DNA matching websites.
“So, then we started digging into all of the matches he started getting,” said Cindy Macfarlane, Walter’s daughter.