I found a brother I never knew existed after spotting his name on TV weather report – he only lived 30 miles away

A MAN found a brother he never knew even existed thanks to a local TV weather report – and they only lived 30 miles apart.

Randy Waites, who lives in California, tuned in to watch a report about the snowfall in Lake Tahoe but he raised an eyebrow when he noticed the man being interviewed was called Eddie Waites who bore a resemblance to himself.

The dad got his daughter to look into it, purely out of curiosity and the bizarre truth was uncovered – he actually had a brother.

Randy’s daughter, Cambria, told local channel KCRA 3: "I saw [Eddie's] features and he actually looked a lot like my dad in the eyes. I did my research, searched up his name, looked up all I could."

Shortly afterwards the brother then shared a phone call, which Randy said was “unbelievable”.

"It was an instantaneous chill all the way from my head all the way down to my toes," Eddie said. "At first I thought, it’s not possible. Once I seen a picture of him, I seen my dad. I seen our dad. I knew it was real."

The discovery gave Randy the opportunity to discover more about his dad, a man he had never actually met.

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"I’ve never met my father, never saw a picture of him my entire life," Randy told the outlet. "[Eddie] has been texting me all kinds of different stuff, pictures of my grandfather, and filling in on the family history that I never had on that side."

Despite the men not knowing about the other, they grew up within 30 miles of each other and finally got to meet on February 6.

It’s not clear how the brothers became separated.

Footage shows the pair sharing a hug on Randy’s front lawn in Lodi, with Eddie saying: "This is almost an out-of-body experience.

"The whole thing is surreal. To have not only a brother, but a family I never knew existed is beyond words. It's unbelievable."

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