Watch: Orphaned South African expat from UAE reunites with sister after 33 years

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Clockwise: Tania Jenkinson and Glynis Ruiters as little girls back in South Africa; their emotional reunion at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada on August 7; and the siblings on one of their many outings together since.
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Dubai: A UAE-based South African expat and her sister, orphaned and separated by circumstances when they were growing up, have reunited after 33 long years.

An overwhelmed Tania Jenkinson, a former teacher in Umm Al Quwain, and her sister Glynis Ruiters told Gulf News from Toronto, Canada, where they reunited on August 7, that they couldn’t believe they were together again.

As the two met outside the Toronto Pearson International Airport, a short video of which was taken by a friend of Glynis’, the emotions at play were high.