MPW.70 / 2018 Garrett and Riley by Brian Amdur
Photographer
Brian Amdur Eugene, Ore.
Team Lee

Story Summary

Identical twin brothers Garrett and Riley Bell have never known their biological parents. Their father didn’t want to see them, and their mother could not support them. But to these seven-year-old boys from Mountain Grove, Missouri, grandma and grandpa have become mom and dad.

For the last seven years, grandparents Eric and Alice Bell have been gotten accustomed to walks to school and the pain of occasionally stepping barefoot onto a Lego. The grandparents gave up life in a calm house to permanently adopt the boys – bringing dose of energy and happiness back into Eric and Alice’s lives.

“Everybody talks about the old days, we talk about today.”