Maurilia Chavez and Andrea Lopez were five, when their parents died, They were split up between family members and the last time they saw each other they were 9. That was during WWII.
They have thought of each other every day for 81 years but with no real way to search for the other till DNA testing came around. A genetic test matched them around Thanksgiving, Lopez booked a flight from her home in Las Vegas to Denver to see her long lost sister. The twins say that getting together again actually felt like they were meeting for the first time. “It was like the first time I see her in my life because 81 years is too long,” Lopez shares, adding, “I remember just a little bit, a little, little bit.”
Maurilla says I am the 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,
During the visit Andrea says they even slept together in Maurilla's twin bed, which Andrea fell out of! But she says it was totally worth it to rebuild that bond with her twin.