Anaïs Bordier and Samantha Futerman realised the power of internet two years ago. The identical twin sisters, who were separated at birth and had no idea that they had a twin, met through Facebook, which has become the modern medium for reunions.
Business Insider reports that Anaïs and Samantha were born in Busan, South Korea, but were adopted by two different families who lived on different continents. While Anaïs was brought up in France, Samantha grew up in New Jersey.
Anaïs, an aspiring fashion designer, first spotted her sister Samantha, who is an actress, in a YouTube video after observing that the two had almost identical physical traits.
A friend had sent her a link to the video in December 2012. "I'm automatically thinking, 'Oh, who posted a video of me on YouTube?'" she said with a laugh, CNN reports.
Through IMDB, Anaïs learnt that the two shared the same birthday and were born in the same place as well. After she came across Samantha's "How it feels to be adopted" video, Anaïs reached out to her through Facebook.
Referring to the movie, "The Parent Trap", Anaïs wrote to her "I don't want to be too Lindsay Lohan, well ... but ... how to put it ... I was wondering where you were born?"
Samantha was taken aback. "I thought, 'Wow, this could actually be true,'" she said.
The first time they decided to chat on Skype, they ended up talking for three hours. They met for the first time in London in May 2013. "You have a very strong bond that you can't actually explain, but we understand each other without even really talking. I could see her body language. ... We understand each other right away," Anaïs said.
Even though they knew they were related, they took a DNA test, which stated the same.
Their similarities are so uncanny that it still scares them. They have the same laugh, the same freckled cheeks, the same hair; they both hate cooked carrots and have the same taste in cosmetics. Internet has the potential to remove "what ifs" from our lives and such examples just prove the same.
Below is the video of the twins: