Fair warning, get the tissues handy before watching this video.
A pair of identical twins, who up until recently had no idea the other existed, met in person for the first time ever on live television. ABC’s Good Morning America arranged the emotional meeting after the story of this family went viral a few weeks ago. As Faithwire reported, the discovery happened by accident when mom Jennifer Doering was searching for a special gift for her adopted daughter:
Jennifer Doering had spent time thinking about a special Christmas gift for her 10-year-old daughter she adopted from China. While searching for something to tell her daughter about her background in China, the mother of four stumbled onto an incredible fact: her adopted daughter had an identical twin.
Doering told a local ABC News station that she was “Just trying to get some information about her (daughter’s) history.” And that she wasn’t looking for a family member or for anything intentional.
But when going back to almost ten years ago to the young girl’s ad, an advertisement that is put in the local paper once a child is put up for adoption, the mother stumbled upon another child that looked just like Audrey.
Incredibly, Audrey (without knowing anything of her family history) asked her parents for a special Christmas gift. What’d she want? A sister.
And that’s exactly what she got. Perhaps there was something inside her that let her know, she already had one waiting.
Once the incredible fact was uncovered, the pair met each other in a video call, but they had yet to meet in person. From the moment the sisters walk out on stage, it’s very apparent they’re identical twins. Audrey Doering is from Wisconsin and Gracie Rainsberry lives in Washington state, but now the pair share a unique bond that cannot be split by a few state borders.
The special bond families share, especially twins, was evident the moment the sisters embraced. This surely is a moment they’ll never forget – and neither will we!
How’d it feel to finally meet in person?
“It’s very overwhelming,” Gracie said. Her sister chimed in, “It felt like there was somebody missing. Now, it’s complete.”