A pair of twins reunited in a heartwarming moment after 81 years apart, saying it felt like they were meeting for the first time.
Maurilia Chavez and Andrea Lopez, 90, were brought back together in December after a DNA test revealed their connection.
“It was like the first time I see her in my life because 81 years is too long…I remember just a little bit, a little, little bit,” Lopez told News 9.
The twins were just five when their parents died — and they and the rest of their 10-member clan were split up among relatives.
After the genetic test matched the pair around Thanksgiving, Lopez, who lives in Las Vegas, booked a plane ticket to Denver to visit her long-lost twin, the local outlet reported.
“My little sister, I really wanted to see you, to have you with me, my beautiful little sister,” Lopez said when they reunited.
“I never think I was going to see her, never,” Chavez said.
The last time they saw each other was when they were nine and they and their siblings were reunited for one day.
Prior to their meet-up in December, the siblings spent long hours talking on the phone.
They recalled how they hardly recognized each other on the phone as their voices had changed so much since they were children.
They even shared a twin bed and Lopez admitted she fell out of it while visiting Chavez.
But she didn’t mind, as all the sisters wanted to do was make up for lost time.
They spent time recollecting their childhood memories until it was time for Lopez to head back to Nevada, according to News 9.
“I am more happiest person in the world because I never thought I was going to see her again and the other reason I cry like a baby, I was lonely I have a beautiful family but what I really need was my sister,” Chavez said.
The twins one day dream of living with one another, whispering back and forth to each other about what state they’ll live in.
Since their meeting, they have found out that three of their siblings are still alive and are in their 80s and 90s, according to News 9.
Lopez has met one of her brothers, who drove from Los Angeles to visit her and she has since gone to Texas to see another brother.