Two Wisconsin truck drivers became buddies at work but found out they actually share a much deeper connection – they’re father and son.
Nathan Boos, 28, who was adopted, never asked about his biological parents, so his adoptive mom and dad never disclosed their identities.
“Growing up I always knew that I was adopted, it just never crossed my mind that I would ever find my parents,” the Tilden resident told local news network WEAU-TV.
But unbeknownst to him, he’d been working alongside his father by blood, Bob Degaro, 56, at Rock Solid Transport in Chippewa Falls for the past two years.
Boos and Degaro became pals at work and were friends on Facebook — but it was Boos’ adoptive mother who made the link between the two. She told her son that his biological dad was also a truck driver.
“She just went on my Facebook and went through my friends list and brought up his picture and I said, ‘Get out of here,’” Boos recalled.
Degaro was equally floored.
“He messaged me on Facebook one day and asked me if I knew his biological mother and I’m like yeah, that’s my ex-wife…and I about fell out of my seat…I’m like, oh my god,” Degaro said.
Degaro said Boos was put up for adoption for financial reasons.
“Back then I wasn’t much of a dad. His biological mom had chosen the adoptive parents because they were somewhat related … distant cousins I believe but I didn’t know that,” he explained.
The two men are now working on strengthening the friendship they had already forged at work; Degaro is even planning on attending Boos’ upcoming wedding.
“It’s still kind of a shock and there’s days I’m not sure exactly what to say or how to act,” Degaro said. “I mean, he is my son but yet we didn’t have that father-son relationship growing up and then we became working partners before we knew who we really were.”
Boos added, “We’re just taking one day at a time, one mile at a time, as we say.”
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