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    Posted June 19, 2015 by
    CharityD
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    Long Beach, California
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    Father and Son Reunited After 25 Years

     

    We often hear and know of many children who grow up without a parent, and many who are raised fatherless. But what surprises and inspires us are the stories of those are reunited with their parent or family member after decades of separation. This Father's day is particularly special for Calvin White Jr, who on May 24th, 2015, saw his father for the first time in 25 years. Equally as important, Calvin White Sr was reunited with his eldest son after two decades of searching. Their reunion came about when Calvin Jr's wife Charity found his dad on social media, nearly 6 months after beginning her search. A series of unfortunate events had led to their separation when Calvin was just a small boy, and because advanced internet searches were not available in the late 1980s and early 90s, his father was unable to locate his sons for many years.
    Now, they are celebrating their first Father's day together, catching up on all that has happened in their lives, and reminiscing over an old photo album that Calvin Sr had saved for 25 years.

     

    Theirs is a story of redemption and grace and hope. And in the wake of Father's day, a true telling of the unbreakable bond of family.

     

    Here is the video of their reunion and reaction to seeing each other for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTpHYRm3bPw

     

    The full story of the search, as told by Calvin Jr's wife Charity: https://anewlywed.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/lost-and-found-the-search-for-my-husbands-father/

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