Sep 20, 2018 - Stories

Siblings reunite using 23andMe

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Justin was only two when he was abandoned on the steps of a theater in Seoul, South Korea, while his five year-old sister, Renee, was found the next day at a market with a note in her pocket.


“This girl is an orphan,” the note read.


The siblings wouldn’t see each other again for 34 years, reuniting half a world away using 23andMe.


“We matched,” Justin told at the Oregonian. “Out of one in a million. Maybe even more.”


Justin was too young to even know he had a sister, while Renee never forgot that she had a younger brother, she just never thought they would see each other again.


Take a moment to see the siblings reunite. Make sure you have a tissue handy.

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