Ten-year-old Chinese twin sisters, Gracie Rainsberry and Audrey Doering, were separated at birth when they were adopted by two different families.
Living hundreds of miles away from one another, the siblings didn’t even know of each other’s existence until December when Audrey's mother, Jennifer Doering, recovered a picture of the girls together.
Apparently, Audrey had asked for a sister this Christmas and that’s when Jennifer got a brilliant idea. Initially, she planned to give her child a copy of her “finding ad,” a photo that gets published in Chinese newspapers when a baby is placed in an orphanage, but was shocked when she realized that the picture had not one but two identical baby girls in it.
Digging deeper into the case, Jennifer found out her daughter had a twin sister. She then managed to contact Gracie’s family, after which she broke the news to her daughter.
The sisters then got to speak on FaceTime.
But on Tuesday, the Chinese girls hugged one another in person on "Good Morning America. "
The twins, who wear glasses and love chicken Alfredo as well as mac 'n' cheese, were dressed in identical pink outfits for the show. And when the door between them moved on GMA, they broke down in tears. It was an incredibly moving moment, as they got to see one another for the first time in their lives.
“It felt like there was somebody missing,” Audrey had said before the meeting. “Now, it's complete,” she added.
Gracie also said she felt happy and excited to have met her twin.
Check out the video of the heartwarming reunion above.
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