A man has told how he found out aged 21 that the older sister he had grown up with was actually his mother.
TikTok user Sham Griffs, from New York, posted a video saying he always felt that he had a stronger bond with his older sibling but they would also fight like most kids.
“Okay so you know you always have that one family member that you just do everything with? You have an unbreakable bond, she had my back, I had her back. We fought – as all siblings do – siblings.
“But nobody on this planet could have come between us.
“So, my mom – honestly, this still feels weird to say – my mother, my biological mother – got pregnant at a young age, a typical teenage pregnancy.
“But being the type of person that she is, she never wanted to get an abortion, especially not for her first child, that was honestly out of the question.”
Sham said that his grandmother was happy to raise him as though he was her own child and not even he knew this – with the plan that he would be told when he got to 18.
“So they made an agreement that my grandma would raise me as her own kid until I reached the age of 18. But honestly, growing up, I always just felt that connection with my older sister,” he continued.
“She always gave me such a mother vibe, as older sisters are supposed to, but it was just next level, I just felt like there's something they're not telling me, but I never questioned it, I grew up in a pretty loving household and I just never questioned it.”