A great-grandfather was in tears on This Morning today as he spoke about walking his long lost sister, 82, down the aisle after 77 years apart.
Pauline Levefre (nee Wood) was was adopted as a baby and grew up on the Isle of Wight as an only child.
While she was growing up she yearned to have a sibling to share her life with and in 1965, at the age of 28, discovered that her birth parents went on to have a son together.
She said: "It was a tremendous shock, all those years of loneliness, then to find I could have had a brother of my own."
Pauline searched for her brother over the next 40 years but had no luck and decided to get help from ITV's Long Lost Family.
She and brother Colin Hughes were finally reunited on the programme and have spent as much time as they could since enjoying their time together.
This included Colin walking Pauline down the aisle.
Speaking to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford about the moment, Pauline said: "It was everything that I had dreamed about."
Meanwhile Colin was all choked up as he began tearing up.
"I had a frog in my throat," he said of the moment he was asked to walk her down the aisle. "I was lost for words."
Questioned about how it felt to find her brother, Pauline said: "It gives me in an absolute identity."
*This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV
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