Don't you just love those crazy twist-of-fate stories that make your jaw drop to the floor in awe? If you do, then you're in for a real treat after hearing about two boys who randomly met one day and figured out they were actually brothers.
This past June, 12-year-old Isaac Nolting was having fun at his local pool when he met another boy, 13-year-old Dakotah Zimmer. While they were hanging out with mutual friends, they started to realize they had more than a few things in common.
Their buddies commented on how alike they looked, even going so far as to notice that the boys had the same hands, feet, hair, nose, and mannerisms.
And finally someone piped up and asked if they were brothers, and that's when Dakotah told the group that he did, in fact, have a brother, but he'd never met him. He'd been adopted by a woman named Dawn when he was an infant.
I'm sure you can guess what happened next -- Isaac looked at him and said, "That's my mom's name."
(Ohhhhh, do you have chills yet?!?)
Isaac went home and confronted his mother that night, and long story short, his intuition was right -- Dakota is indeed the long-lost brother he never knew he had until that fateful day hanging by the pool.
And perhaps the best part of this story, aside from how astounding it is that they happened to find each other, is that they've now become best friends.
Issac's mother says, "You can just tell they’re brothers. It’s the strongest bond that I’ve ever seen. It’s like they were never separated. For being apart for 10 years and 20 minutes away, they picked up right where they left off."
OMG. I've always been a huge believer in the whole "everything happens for a reason" thing. Hearing about the chance meeting between these two boys only makes me more sure that there are some things that are just way too incredible to be mere coincidences.
Someone or something definitely guided both Isaac and Dakotah to the pool on that exact day because it was the time that they were supposed to finally meet. Doesn't it seem kind of ironic that they lived in such close proximity to each other but never met until they were old enough to realize they were related?
If they'd been little kids, they probably never would've picked up on their physical similarities. Fate definitely works in funny ways, doesn't it?
Do you think Isaac and Dakotah meeting was more than just a coincidence?
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