A pair of twins, separated by a brutal conflict for two decades, were reunited in an emotional meeting after a neighbor noticed their resemblance to TikTok.
In a parental trap scenario, 24-year-old Trena Mustika grew up with her father without realizing that she had a twin sister.
The twins were reunited for the first time since 1999 after bloody sectarian conflicts broke out on a small Indonesian island.
Parents, Enceng Dedi and Enok Rohenah, decided to move to different parts of the country after the conflict, and each took one of the twins with them. Both parents never spoke again.
However, a neighbor showed Trena a clip on the video sharing app TikTok that she mistakenly believed was.
The woman in the video bore a notable resemblance to Trena, who was amazed at how much they looked alike.
When Trena showed the person to her father, he explained that Trena had a twin sister Treni, 24, who was put up for adoption shortly after she was born.
After several messages between the two, they confirmed the relationship.
The footage shows the heartwarming reunion between the two girls and their father on October 22nd in West Java, Indonesia.
Trena said: ” I’ve lived my whole life without knowing that I am a twin with a sister. It felt normal, then my whole world changed when I discovered I had a sister. Now we’re back together, I’ll always feel incomplete without her. ”
Enceng Dedi, 59, said the twins were sick when they were born so he couldn’t care for them at the same time.
His wife was also in the hospital at the time and was struggling with postnatal health problems, adding to the stress on the family. Enceng entrusted the other twin, Treni, to a neighbor, but they moved away a few months later.
Enceng said, “When my twin daughters were babies they were sick. Then I was advised to separate the two, and I did.”
Treni’s foster family left town and moved her to a different location when the twins became one, and that was the last time his father saw her. They then lost contact.
Enceng had a third daughter, Tania, who is younger than the twins, and the missing girl, Treni, was never discussed.
Their last name was changed and they lived in East Java Province, which made it difficult for their birth father to find them after a few years until they saw them on TikTok.
Trena wrote to Treni through the app and they had their first conversation over a video call where they wanted to meet.
Her father apologized to the twins for keeping the split a secret, but Trena said she wasn’t angry with his decision.
She said, “I have TikTok, but the video wasn’t mine. Neither did my neighbor know that the woman wasn’t me, she just wanted to praise me for the great dance.
“ I explained to her it wasn’t me, but we looked so alike that I can understand how my neighbor thought it was me.
“I’m not at all mad at my dad because I know he had his reasons for it. I’m just happy to know I have a sister.”