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Best friends from Nuuanu discovered they’re brothers through DNA kit

December 26, 2017

From the KITV website

Maybe you’ve seen the commercials, or even come across it online.

Commercial DNA testing kits that you can do at home, like “My Heritage”, Ancestry DNA or 23 and Me.

These “do-it-yourself” genealogical tests are quickly growing in popularity. For a Nu’uanu family, their kit revealed a big surprise.

Walter MacFarlane is a three sport athlete out of Punahou from 1962, inducted into the Buffanblu Hall of Champions, but there’s more, he has a new brother and it’s one of his best friends his whole life.

Through a DNA kit his children bought him for his birthday, Walter’s half-brother was discovered. It was a guy who’s been right by his side for about 60-years.

Walter and Alan Robinson, or “Robby” as he’s known, have been best friends since they were 6th graders at Punahou School.

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Robby Robinson (call sign “Bizzare”) a fighter pilot with the 199th Fighter Squadron for many years. In civilian life, he piloted Boeing 737s for Aloha Airlines.

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