Six Decades Later, Two Long, Lost Brothers Reunite
Al and Ken Quinn are two brothers who never thought they would see each other again. In 1947, their parents divorced and took each brother to different states. Yet, 65 years later, after many years apart, the two brothers reunited in Fort Meyers, Florida at the Southwest Florida International Airport.
Al was in a state of jubilation waiting at the airport for his little brother to turn the corner and appear.
“My insides are jumping up and down saying hallelujah,” said Al.
The few minutes waiting for his brother were some of the longest minutes of Al’s life and ones he will never forget.
“I remember him when he was just a little small kid with some freckles” said Al.
Once the brothers saw each other and reunited, they could feel and remember the connection. Al recognized his brother’s face even though it has been more than six decades.
“Is that my little brother? Sure he is. Hahaaaa,” said. “Give me a big hug. God did you grow big!”
The brothers laughed and hugged as if they had never been separated.
Al has Ken to thank for the reunion. After wondering about his brother’s whereabouts, Ken searched the internet and found an address. He sent a letter hoping the addressee was his long lost brother, and within days Ken received a reply.
“I received a letter in the mail asking if he knew me,” said Al.
Al hosted Ken and his wife and took them sightseeing in Southwest Florida. The brothers had fun while catching up on lost time.
“We’re gonna yak and yak do some more yaking and then I’m gonna take them around and show them Fort Myers” said Al.
For Al and Ken, their dreams came true. Their lives as they know it will never be the same.
“Here we are in paradise. Oh, this is paradise I’ll tell you!” said Ken.