A seven-year-old American boy’s Facebook search has resulted in the reunion of long-lost elderly siblings who had not seen each other for 65 years.
Clifford Boyson, 66, and Betty Billadeau, 70, grew up separately in the foster care system and had never been able track each other down, despite numerous attempts on each of their behalf.
That all changed when Iowa boy Eddie Hanzelin, the seven-year-old son of Mr Boyson's landlord, recently used his mother's Facebook account to search for Ms Billadeau using her maiden name, The Des Moines Register reported.
After finding a picture of a Missouri woman resembling Mr Boyson, Eddie got his father to make contact with Ms Billadeau – who confirmed her ancestry.
The siblings spoke via video chat last week, before meeting face-to-face at a hotel in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday.
"I've already lost a daughter and a husband, so it's good to get some family back," Ms Billadeau said.
Her 42-year-old daughter Sarah presented Eddie with a $125 cheque for his detective work and promised to help her single uncle out in the romance department .
"He didn't have any women in his life," she said.
"We're going to get that straightened out real fast."
Source: The Des Moines Register
Author: Mark Worley. Approving editor: Nick Pearson