A 27-year-old woman in California posted a video on YouTube and something amazing happened: She met her identical twin. The two were separated at birth and didn’t know the other existed.
In an op-ed piece for the Guardian, Anaïs Bordier–who was adopted by a French family–said she saw odd videos on YouTube that were uploaded by a California woman who looked exactly like her.
“A month later, I was on a bus in Hackney when a friend told me there was a new video online of my doppelganger. I immediately watched it on my phone. It was a trailer for a film, so I looked up the cast and finally had her name: Samantha Futerman. I found out she was also born in Korea and her birthday was 19 November 1987, the same as mine,” she wrote.
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— Twinsters (@twinstersmovie) March 16, 2015
She added that “I was so shocked I had to get off the bus. I called my mum and she said the words I’d been afraid to even think: ‘Do you think she might be your twin?'”
— NBC Asian America (@NBCAsianAmerica) June 18, 2015
Both Samatha and Anai’s were born in Busan, South Korea, and they were both adopted by their families. Both were born November 19, 1987.
Anai’s sent a Facebook message and in return, she got her adoption records and the message: “Dude, we’re totally twins.”
— Twinsters (@twinstersmovie) April 23, 2015
An identical twin specialist Dr. Nancy Segal heard the girls’ story and did a DNA test. The results proved the two are twins.
A documentary called “Twinsters,” which is directed by Samantha, will be released this month.