After decades apart, Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel reunited in a tearful reunion.
Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were born on February 28, 1936, in Aldershot, United Kingdom. Alice Lamb, their unmarried mother at the time, couldn’t afford to look after the kids.
Lamb intended to place both children up for adoption for this reason. Elzabeth, however, was not eligible for adoption due to a curvature of her spine, thus her mother retained her.
A LONG-MISSING LINK
Hunt didn’t find out she was adopted until her adoptive mother died, whereas Hamel had always known. That’s how she realized what was going on when she opened a letter that said, in part:
“I’m writing to you because I’m looking for a family connection.”
She immediately dialed her sister’s phone number. Hunt was sad while speaking to her two sisters, who were ecstatic.
THE SCIENTISTS COME IN VIA THE PIPELINE
Professor Nancy Segal, who assisted the two in finding one other, has spent over 10 years researching separated twins.
She chose to put Hunt and her sister to the test. “There are twins growing up in entirely different families, sometimes even totally different cultures, and yet they bring with them similar sorts of attitudes,” the Professor said.
This, according to the Professor, included behavioral traits, politics, and even religious affiliations. Although not certain, Segal believes it has something to do with the twins’ DNA.
AS IF IT HAD BEEN TODAY
Whatever similarities or differences scientists discovered between the sisters based on environment and DNA, it seemed as if they had known one other for a long time. Hunt stated, ”
“It’s as though I’ve known Liz [Elizabeth] my whole life.”
When they saw each other again, they immediately embraced each other, looking into each other’s twinkling eyes and smiling joyously.
SURPRISED IN A BEAUTIFUL WAY
After 78 years apart, the twins finally met in person in 2014, setting a Guinness World Record for the longest time between twins. Hunt was brought back to life after nearly eight decades when she learned about and met her twins. She stated, ”
“It’s both a shock and a delight.”
Now, perhaps, the two sisters can make up for the missed quality time and experience the sisterhood they were always intended to have.