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Man Stunned When His Brother He Last Saw 40 Years Ago Walks Into Pub

Man Stunned When His Brother He Last Saw 40 Years Ago Walks Into Pub

This is the incredible moment a dad was surprised by his long lost brother who he hadn't seen in a whopping 40 years.

Darryl Bell, 69, was stunned to see his brother Maitland, 71, walk into his local Toby Carvery.

Darryl's daughter Louise organised the reunion after Maitland had been working in Canada since the seventies.

"I knew absolutely nothing about it, it was a total surprise," Darryl said.


Video: Toby Carvery

"It's the best day I have had since I got married, absolutely marvellous."

The retired butcher said he couldn't thank his Louise enough.


She said: "My dad has always supported me; when I was younger right through to being there to help with bringing up my two children.

"It broke my heart to see how excited he was for his monthly calls to his brother, when picking up the phone and calling someone without a thought is just taken for granted."

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Watch as Darryl is shown a 'video call' from Maitland just moments prior to the reunion.

What he didn't know was that Maitland's 'live' call was pre-recorded. Not only that, but he was right there behind him in the pub.

"Good grief," Darryl said.

He later described the moment. "When Maitland came in and tapped me on the shoulder I had the shock of my life," he said.


"I was overwhelmed, and he was almost in tears.

"All I knew was that Louise had won a competition for a free meal."

A brilliant moment.

Featured Image Credit: Toby Carvery

Josh Teal

Josh Teal is a journalist at LADbible. He has contributed to the 'Knowing Me, Knowing EU' and 'UOKM8?' campaigns interviewing everyone from student drug dealers to climate change activists.