(IRISH INDEPENDENT) -- When Bobby Shafran arrived at Sullivan Community College, in New York State, for his first day, he was shocked to find people greeting him like an old friend.
Girls came up and kissed him, boys slapped him on the back. Weirdest of all, these strangers called him Eddy. Finally, one student ventured an explanation. "Are you adopted?" asked Michael Domnitz. When Shafran confirmed that he was, Domnitz told him the exciting news: "You have a twin!"
Domnitz was a friend of Edward Galland, who had dropped out of the college the previous year, and knew Galland was also adopted. Later that day in 1980, Shafran and Domnitz drove to Galland's adoptive parents' house in Long Island, where 19-year-old Shafran found himself staring at a young man with DNA identical to his. They had been separated at six months old. "It was like the world faded away, and it was just me and Eddy," Shafran recalled 37 years later.
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