When tuning into the local news, Randy Waites was interested in more than just the upcoming snowfall. The man being interviewed was Eddie Waites, who shared the same last name.
Randy, who is California-based, enlisted the help of his daughter to do some digging, eventually unearthed the unbelievable: he had a brother.
“I saw [Eddie’s] features and he actually looked a lot like my dad in the eyes,” Randy’s daughter Cambria told the local news channel KCRA. “I did my research, searched up his name, looked up all I could.”
After the amazing discovery, the long lost siblings chatted on the phone in an “unbelievable” moment for Randy.
“It was an instantaneous chill all the way from my head all the way down to my toes,” Eddie said. “At first I thought, it’s not possible. Once I seen a picture of him, I seen my dad. I seen our dad. I knew it was real.”
The unexpected reunion gave Randy the opportunity to know more about his father — whom he had never met — and the rest of his lineage.