Miso Hrgota barely knew his brother who died as a baby. And fleeing war kept his parents from having more kids. But it's only now that Miso sees that growing up, he had the sibling he always wanted.
Miso and Dejan met as children when they were both resettled in the same apartment complex in Nashville. After fleeing Bosnia as child refugees, they made a pilgrimage back to their home country when they both turned 30.
They visited the grave of Miso’s younger brother. And it's there that Miso started to see Dejan as more than a friend.
"I might not have gotten a brother biologically, but I have Dejan," Miso says. "Please don't tell him I said that. We have to be mean to each other."
This story is an excerpt of our full-length Neighbors episode, "Miso's Brother." Listen to the excerpt above, or hear the full version on our website or on any podcasting app. And we followed up with Miso and Dejan after hearing their story told on Neighbors. Listen here.