Can you imagine going your entire life not knowing that you had an identical twin? Like a Parent Trap type situation minus the mirrored Lindsay Lohans. Crazy right?
Two 10-year-old twin sisters had their own real-life Parent Trap moment when they met for the very first time on Good Morning America Wednesday. Their heartwarming reunion will positively wreck your emotions. Get the tissues ready, major feels ahead.
Identical twins Audrey Doering and Gracie Rainsberry met face-to-face for the first time on Good Morning America this Wednesday.
This will totally be made into a Disney movie, just you wait.
The show explained that the twins were born in China before Gracie was adopted by a family from Washington and Audrey by a family in Wisconsin. Neither family had any knowledge of the other twin’s existence until Audrey’s mother Jennifer Doering came across a photo of her daughter sitting on her foster mom’s knee — next to a baby who looked exactly like her.
“As soon as I had that picture, I was desperate to find out … who that other child was,” she said. “Oh, it was unbelievable. I’m like, ‘How?’ I mean, this is stuff you read about. And how, how could it really be that there are two of them?”
Following her discovery, Doering hired a private investigator who confirmed that Audrey did in fact have a twin sister. Then, thanks to the miracle of the internet and Facebook, Doering was able to track down Gracie’s mom, Nicole Rainsberry.
Audrey told ABC News that she had even asked her parents for a sister for Christmas this year. Little did she know, she had an identical twin who was also adopted by an American family.
Both sisters were understandably overwhelmed by the entire ordeal, but their bond was undeniable. They soon figured out that they had several qualities in common aside from their looks.
“We both love chicken Alfredo,” Gracie said. “That’s like one of our favorite foods. And we both love mac ‘n’ cheese.”
In addition to sharing a few favorite meals, the twins also discovered that they had suffered from the same heart condition. Gracie underwent two heart surgeries after arriving in the United States and Audrey underwent one, their families told GMA.
After they were finally reunited, Gracie said she was feeling excited and happy.
“It’s very overwhelming,” she said.
Audrey admitted that she had always felt like something was lacking in her life.
“It felt like there was somebody missing,” she said. “Now, it’s complete.”