You've more than likely heard about people doing it on the internet. And honestly, there's a pretty good chance that you or someone you love has done it, as well. We're not talking about a new fad diet or exercise routine. And we're not talking about a new dance. What we are talking about is at-home DNA testing. Whether it's to trace their history or find long lost family members, people can't stop talking about at-home DNA testing. And while most people see at least something that they expected, the people in these stories received a surprise of a lifetime when they received their results.

72-year-old Alan “Robi” Robinson and 74-year-old Walter MacFarlane are what most people would consider lifelong friends, but these best friends have quite an unusual tale to tell.

Their story began in the 1960s when the two boys entered into Punahou Middle School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Like a lot of young boys, these two had plenty of things in common. But unlike others, these two had something in common that most do not.

72-year-old Alan “Robi” Robinson and 74-year-old Walter MacFarlane are what most people would consider lifelong friends, but these best friends have quite an unusual tale to tell.

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It wasn’t long before the two boys became inseparable from one another.

They did everything together. They played on the same high school football team and they loved being outdoors. But the one thing that bonded the boys together more than anything else was where their lives started.

It wasn’t long before the two boys became inseparable from one another.

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Robi had never known either one of his biological parents because he was adopted from a very early age, and Walter was in a very similar boat.

Walter’s mother, Genevieve, was planning on giving up Walter for adoption from the very start, but her parents decided to intervene. Walter’s grandparents decided to “hanai” Walter, which is a common practice in Hawaii that allows family members to adopt a child without having to go to court. So Walter’s grandparents raised him like their own, but he still had no clue who his father was.

Robi had never known either one of his biological parents because he was adopted from a very early age, and Walter was in a very similar boat.

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The boys were almost 15 months apart, which meant that they had different circles of friends, despite how close they were.

Even though the boys were always close, it was inevitable that they would follow different paths in life. “He was the party-er. I never went to or did any partying in high school,” explained Walter, who was more into sports than drinking and girls.

The boys were almost 15 months apart, which meant that they had different circles of friends, despite how close they were.

Robi was always less inclined to play sports, but eventually, he decided to buckle down.

After Robi made the decision to quit partying and get his life on track, he attended aviation, which would eventually lead him to become a pilot for Aloha Airlines.

Robi was always less inclined to play sports, but eventually, he decided to buckle down.

Even though the men followed different paths in life, they were still able to maintain a friendship for 60 years!

"I grew up calling him Uncle Alan. Uncle Alan was my brother's idol growing up because he was an amazing pilot. I have a few pictures of us on his sailboat at 9 and 10, and his daughter, Tara, was about 4. When my brother Aldon and I were kids, they hung out a ton,” explained Walter’s daughter, Cindy. Even though Walter was happy with his life and grateful for the abundance of love, there was still something missing.

Even though the men followed different paths in life, they were still able to maintain a friendship for 60 years!

As Walter continued to get older, he couldn’t stop thinking about the father he had never learned anything about.

"It was great for me. I was raised by the best people you can imagine. But when I had my own two children I did wonder about family history because I can never answer any health questions on official forms," explained Walter. His children knew that they had to do something to help, so Walter’s daughter, Cindy, decided to have him take a DNA test.

As Walter continued to get older, he couldn’t stop thinking about the father he had never learned anything about.

Once he got the results back, things really started to get interesting for Walter.

“So then we started digging into all the results he started getting,” said Cindy. They would soon find out that the DNA results would prove to be one of the greatest things that Walter had ever done.

Once he got the results back, things really started to get interesting for Walter.

One of the top matches of the DNA test proved that Walter wasn’t alone in the world.

Apparently, there was someone out there that had an identical X-chromosome, meaning that somewhere in the world was Walter’s half-brother. Beyond excited, Walter began to do some more digging and what he found would knock the wind right out of him.

One of the top matches of the DNA test proved that Walter wasn’t alone in the world.

As it turns out, the half-brother that Walter was looking for used the nickname Robi737 on the DNA website.

Walter couldn’t believe it! Could Robi737 be the same person that he had been friends with for six decades? There was only one way to find out.

As it turns out, the half-brother that Walter was looking for used the nickname Robi737 on the DNA website.

A few years prior, Robi had used the same DNA websites to try to find his birth family.

“I had a younger brother that I lost when he was 19, so I never had nieces or nephews. I thought ‘I’ll never know my birth mother, will I ever get to meet anyone from my family?'” Robi was about to find out that his family was close by and he never even realized it.

Walter had his suspicions that Robi was the half-brother that he was looking for, so he decided to confirm it. Walter gave Robi a call and asked him if he had done any DNA tests, and if so, did he have the username Robi737? Robi confirmed that it was him and Walter was in shock. The two had been best friends for their entire lives and had no clue that they were actually biological brothers.

A few years prior, Robi had used the same DNA websites to try to find his birth family.

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The two immediately got together to talk about their findings.

As they held their arms next to one another, they knew that they truly were brothers. “Yea it was a shock, definitely and then we thought about it and compared forearms,” said Robi. Walter confirmed Robi’s point by adding, “Yea hairy arms, that did it!”

The two immediately got together to talk about their findings.

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It’s crazy to think about these two spending most of their lives being friends without having any idea that they were actually related.

As far-fetched as it may seem, they’re not the only ones who have experienced this type of realization after getting a DNA test done. These next stories will surely blow your mind at how unlikely they appear to be.

It’s crazy to think about these two spending most of their lives being friends without having any idea that they were actually related.

43-year-old Jen Frantz was on vacation when she received a shocking message from the 23andMe website.

Looking back, Jen recalls the life-changing message that she had received: “And it was something like: 'I just got my results back. I think you and I might be sisters.' I definitely remember she had 'OMG' in there.” Meanwhile, 42-year-old Janine Dzyubanny was experiencing something strange on vacation, as well.

43-year-old Jen Frantz was on vacation when she received a shocking message from the 23andMe website.

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Janine Dzyubanny, who was born with the name Mi Sun Han, was also born in South Korea.

When Janine was five months old, she was adopted by a family in the United States. Along with three older brothers, Janine had a wonderful childhood growing up in New Jersey. Despite the fact that they had grown up in lovely homes, these two women knew that something was missing from their lives.

Janine Dzyubanny, who was born with the name Mi Sun Han, was also born in South Korea.

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Like many people who are trying to find out their past, Janine and Jen turned to DNA tests to find out necessary information about their family medical history.

As soon as Janine received her test results she realized that there was a stranger out there who shared 47.9% of her DNA. As incredible as it sounds, Janine found out that she had a sister somewhere out there that day.

Like many people who are trying to find out their past, Janine and Jen turned to DNA tests to find out necessary information about their family medical history.

Jen Frantz was born in Seoul, South Korea, as Mi Kyung Han, but she was adopted in the United States when she was only one.

She grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, with four older brothers, but always knew that she had been adopted. "I look nothing like my family, so it was something I've always known," she said. Despite never knowing her biological parents, Jen says that she has had a great life in the United States.

Jen Frantz was born in Seoul, South Korea, as Mi Kyung Han, but she was adopted in the United States when she was only one.

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Janine did a little bit of research and discovered that there was an extremely good chance that Jen was her sister.

"I didn't know what to say," said Janine. "I didn't want to scare her away. This was 42 years into my life and I find out I have a sister. It's kind of startling to people." As it turns out, these long lost sisters had plenty of things in common. Even though they spent their lives growing up in two different states, they now lived 30 minutes apart, they both play softball, they both LOVE Labradors, and they are both preschool teachers!

Janine did a little bit of research and discovered that there was an extremely good chance that Jen was her sister.

The sisters knew that they needed to meet, and since they lived so close, they got together almost immediately.

“We saw each other and we hugged each other, and it was very emotional," said Jen. "Very exciting and very surreal, just awesome, all at the same time." Now that they know each other, Jen and Janine make sure to see each other at least once a week. "We both feel like we've missed out on the first 42, 43 years of our lives together," said Jen. "We're just trying to spend every waking moment together and just kind of make up for all that time,” added Janine.

Despite time and distance, the sisters felt like they had known each other for their entire lives.

"I've only known Janine since June, but I already feel like I've known her my whole life," Frantz said. "I just feel like there was an instant connection, and yes, we're still trying to get to know each other, but sometimes I just feel like I've known her forever. Easily, seamlessly, our lives coincide."

Despite time and distance, the sisters felt like they had known each other for their entire lives.

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Despite being put up for adoption, the sisters only had positive things to say about their birth mother.

"Being a mother myself and having two kids, I can only imagine she thinks of us every day and worries about us. And we know that she loved us because she left us on a police station steps to be found. So to let her know that a) we're OK, and b) we found each other,” said Jen. Thankfully, these women have found each other after spending so much time apart.

David Sutphin grew up in a happy household in Hopewell, Virginia, with his adoptive parents and two brothers.

David had loved his life so much that he didn’t think about his biological family too often. That was until his adoptive mother passed away. "I kind of felt like there was an empty space,” Sutphin said about his mother’s passing.

David Sutphin grew up in a happy household in Hopewell, Virginia, with his adoptive parents and two brothers.

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Nearby, in Chester, Virginia, Wilda Able knew that her mother had had a baby boy when she was very young.

"What I had been told was this baby was deceased,” said Wilda, but comments from relatives always made her wonder if her brother might still be out there. Wilda would soon find out that her instincts were 100% right.

Nearby, in Chester, Virginia, Wilda Able knew that her mother had had a baby boy when she was very young.

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Knowing how David was feeling, his friends gifted him a DNA test kit.

Even though it took a bit of consideration, David agreed to do the test. David felt like the results were never going to arrive. "I would check the Ancestry.com website every day," he said. One day, the results finally showed up.

Knowing how David was feeling, his friends gifted him a DNA test kit.

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Unfortunately, David didn’t realize how much work taking the DNA test would actually entail.

"It has a list of names that you are possibly related to,” says Sutphin. David took the time to go through each and every name to find something that could lead him to his past. Eventually, he discovered that there was a cousin out there from his biological mother’s family.

Unfortunately, David didn’t realize how much work taking the DNA test would actually entail.

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David took a leap of faith and decided to reach out to his long lost cousin.

David was about to hear the words that he had been waiting to hear his entire life. "On May 8th which was my birthday, she comes back to the phone and goes your mom is Linda Huband." David couldn’t believe the incredible news he was hearing. Unfortunately, not all of the news he received would be good news.

David took a leap of faith and decided to reach out to his long lost cousin.

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Sadly, his biological mother and father had passed away, but he did find out that he had a biological sister and plenty of other family members.

After a bit of talking, the pair decided they needed to meet each other. So, one month after getting his DNA results David met his sister and other members of his family at Rosa's Pizza in Chester. Well, at least that’s what he believed.

Sadly, his biological mother and father had passed away, but he did find out that he had a biological sister and plenty of other family members.

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As soon as David walked into the pizza parlor he knew something was a bit off.

"Walked into the building, I was met with her husband Mickey. I realized after I saw them, I knew them,” says Sutphin. As it turns out, David once helped his sister and her husband at Big Lots. “He literally one day took a lot of time and showed us recliners, my husband tried them all out,” says Wilda. "I helped her never knowing it was my sister,” says David. "We had so many years we could have known each other longer,” says Wilda.

As soon as David walked into the pizza parlor he knew something was a bit off.

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Even though he was hesitant from the beginning, David is more than happy with his results.

“I am definitely happy I have done it,” says Sutphin. “Here I go from have two brothers and a great family to having three sisters on my mother's side, to having three sisters on my father's side,” he explained.

These people went from feeling alone in the world to feeling that they finally had family standing beside them. Technology may have its downfalls, but it definitely has its advantages, as well.

Even though he was hesitant from the beginning, David is more than happy with his results.

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