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“Whenever I thought about it, I imagined across the world, miles apart, states apart, continents apart, I really didn’t know,” Payne said. “But I never would have imagined that we were both here in Sioux Falls this whole time.”
The search that began around the world ended in their hometown.
“They had to have known each other, just don’t think they ever would have had the discussion or made the connection or anything like that,” the brother said.
After high school, each brother settled in Sioux Falls to raise their own family.
“We’re enjoying our journeying, enjoying getting to know each other and our families together,
” Oaks said.
After meeting for the first time this summer, they found out that despite the missed decades, it’s easy to tell the connection between these newly found brothers.
“My kids and my wife said, ‘If you don’t think that’s your brother, you’re crazy because you’re doing the same thing,'” Payne said.
The brothers say their families constantly talk about how much they both talk with their hands and use the same gestures.
“When we talk on the phone, I feel like I’m talking to myself,” Payne said.
“Biologically, there’s somethings you can’t change,” Oaks said.
The brothers said it’s possible they may have crossed paths around Sioux Falls at some point in their lives, never knowing the strong connection they share.