Man discovers he has long-lost brother after spotting him during weather forecast

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By Carina Murphy

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The weather forecast is often enough to send a shiver down your spine.

But for one man, it wasn't the news of an approaching cold front that gave him the chills - but the sight of his long-lost brother.

In December 2021, Randy Waite felt like he'd been struck by lightning when, upon tuning in to the local weather forecast, he saw a man being interviewed who shared his last name.

But it was more than just a surname that Randy and Eddie Waites -  who was being interviewed about snowfall in Lake Tahoe - had in common.

More on this amazing story in the video below:

Randy was shocked by the resemblance between himself and Eddie, so he enlisted the help of his daughter Cambria to track him down.

"I saw [Eddie’s] features and he actually looked a lot like my dad in the eyes," Cambria, told local news channel KCRA. "I did my research, searched up his name, looked up all I could."

Thanks to Cambria's online detective skills, it wasn't long before she'd tracked Eddie down.

It turned out that the long-lost sibling - who share a father - grew up within 30 miles of each other, but had never known the other existed.

Describing how it felt to speak to his brother over the phone for the first time, Randy said: "We just clicked like we'd been friends for 20 years. It's just unbelievable."

Meanwhile, Eddie added: "It was an instantaneous chill all the way from my head all the way down to my toes."

"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," he added.

As well as gaining a brother, the unexpected discovery also allowed Randy to learn about his father, who he never had a chance to meet.

"I’ve never met my father, never saw a picture of him my entire life," he said, explaining how "[Eddie] has been texting me all kinds of different stuff, pictures of my grandfather and filling in on the family history that I never had on that side."

A truly wonderful story and I'm sure these brothers won't hesitate to make up for lost time.

Featured Image Credit: View Stock / Alamy

Man discovers he has long-lost brother after spotting him during weather forecast

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

The weather forecast is often enough to send a shiver down your spine.

But for one man, it wasn't the news of an approaching cold front that gave him the chills - but the sight of his long-lost brother.

In December 2021, Randy Waite felt like he'd been struck by lightning when, upon tuning in to the local weather forecast, he saw a man being interviewed who shared his last name.

But it was more than just a surname that Randy and Eddie Waites -  who was being interviewed about snowfall in Lake Tahoe - had in common.

More on this amazing story in the video below:

Randy was shocked by the resemblance between himself and Eddie, so he enlisted the help of his daughter Cambria to track him down.

"I saw [Eddie’s] features and he actually looked a lot like my dad in the eyes," Cambria, told local news channel KCRA. "I did my research, searched up his name, looked up all I could."

Thanks to Cambria's online detective skills, it wasn't long before she'd tracked Eddie down.

It turned out that the long-lost sibling - who share a father - grew up within 30 miles of each other, but had never known the other existed.

Describing how it felt to speak to his brother over the phone for the first time, Randy said: "We just clicked like we'd been friends for 20 years. It's just unbelievable."

Meanwhile, Eddie added: "It was an instantaneous chill all the way from my head all the way down to my toes."

"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," he added.

As well as gaining a brother, the unexpected discovery also allowed Randy to learn about his father, who he never had a chance to meet.

"I’ve never met my father, never saw a picture of him my entire life," he said, explaining how "[Eddie] has been texting me all kinds of different stuff, pictures of my grandfather and filling in on the family history that I never had on that side."

A truly wonderful story and I'm sure these brothers won't hesitate to make up for lost time.

Featured Image Credit: View Stock / Alamy