Toronto, Apr 6 (ANI): The world is certainly small for brothers Stephen Goosney, 29, and Tommy Larkin, 30, who were separated as kids, only to discover that they were living just across the street from one another.
The brothers were both adopted and began life knowing they were missing vital pieces of their personal history.
The two men told the Corner Brook Western Star that they began the process of finding out who they were several years ago, both citing medical history as their primary reason behind the search.
And they soon discovered from an adoption agency that they had been within shouting distance for seven months.
"It was a good feeling, knowing there was actually someone looking for me too," Globeandmail.com quoted Goosney as saying in an interview with the newspaper.
There was hope they would be living close together, but an understanding that, even if they were adopted by Newfoundland and Labrador families, there is a good chance they could be far apart.
However, it turned out they have spent the past seven months living almost directly across the street from each other on Wheeler's Road in Corner Brook.
In addition, for more than two years, they have lived on the same street.
Larkin moved to a different residence seven months ago.
They say their reunion was a simple matter to arrange-all Larkin had to do was to look out his living room window, wait for his brother to come home, make the call, and invite him over.
"It was all pretty overwhelming. It's been good. We have been seeing each other pretty much everyday, just hanging out and trying to catch up," said Goosney.
The unusual thing was, despite living across the road from each, they couldn't really ever remember seeing or speaking to each other.
They are both continuing the search to locate the rest of their family. (ANI)