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Adopted Woman Mistakenly Called ‘Heather’ Her Whole Life Learns The Truth About Her Birth Name

by Giovanna Boldrini
Giovanna was born in Rome, Italy and currently resides in South Salem, New York. In her free time, she likes to cook with her children and grandchildren.

Do you ever get the feeling that other people can just sense something about you? Maybe they’re picking up on something from a past life, or perhaps they just know a fact they shouldn’t possibly be able to know?

That feeling has been following Summer Heacock her entire life. As she explains in the incredible Twitter thread below, everyone in her life, even those close to her, continually call her by the wrong name. This has apparently been happening all her life, for no reason she or anyone else can adequately explain. People just screw it up constantly.

But as her story unfolds and you learn more and more about her youth, you start to feel like maybe everyone is tapping into something real. And when the plot twist unfolds at the end, we promise your jaw will be on the floor.

We’ll let Hea… uh, Summer take it from here.

Let's tee this spooky story up!

Let's tee this spooky story up!

*grabs popcorn*

This really is the stuff suspense thrillers are made of.

What’s more, she has actual paperwork and documentation to back up everything she’s saying. Summer is not just some random lady making up tall tales for the internet — this entire thing checks out.

First, you need to know that Summer is often called something else entirely.

First, you need to know that Summer is often called something else entirely.

Spooky, right? When even the man you’re married to can’t remember your name, something’s up.

Ah, but there’s more. Summer was just a randomly assigned name at her temporary home, and it sounds like her new family just ran with it.

For 37 years, her own story has been kept away from her. Until now.

Then everything changed with a short message.

Then everything changed with a short message.

Can you imagine having relatives you’ve never even heard of reaching out over Facebook?

“Hello people I’ve never met yet am blood relatives with, my name is Summer.”

 

But actually… is her name really Summer?

But actually… is her name really Summer?

You already guess what’s coming next.

Which means, in case you haven’t put the pieces together yet, everyone who’s been slipping and calling her Heather all these years were actually on to something.

Appropriate reaction gifs, coming in hot:

This is understandable. Hopefully her face of shock and awe didn’t startle anyone nearby.

It would be fun to watch this moment from a nearby table, witnessing a woman realizing that the coincidence that’s followed her all her life is based in something real.

We bet the detective didn’t realize the significance of that when he dug up that certificate!

Needless to say, Summer's life just changed dramatically.

How would you feel if this happened to you? Scared? Relieved? Validated?

And remember, this is her first meeting with her biological family. Who knows what other crazy things she’s learning about herself!