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Awaiting Jayme Closs: Her Dog Molly, a Steak Dinner

Abducted teen whose parents were murdered returns to Wis. hometown and an ecstatic family

(Newser) - Friday was a "glorious day" in Barron, Wis., as officials offered details on Jayme Closs' escape from her captor. The good news continued after the Friday presser with a long-awaited reunion between Jayme and her family, and there's a new photo of the smiling 13-year-old that's making... More »

Someone Stole His Dog on Vacation. One Year Later, a Reunion

New Jersey man gets his Yorkie back after abduction in Virginia

(Newser) - A New Jersey man has been reunited with his dog, more than a year after the pooch was stolen from his car. The dognapping happened in Virginia when the owner was on vacation, the AP reports. A few days ago, the Yorkie named Buddah was taken in as a stray... More »

Kid's Query on Missing Pet: 'Why Did You Mail My Cat?'

No worries, Baloo is back home safe after accidentally being shipped to Montreal in a box

(Newser) - For four days, Baloo was missing from her family's Nova Scotia home. The feline is now back, but not before she took a 1,500-mile round trip, half of it in a box. Jacqueline Lake tells the CBC that when her family's tabby cat first vanished, she suspected... More »

Her Baby Died After Birth 69 Years Ago—or So She Was Told

An emotional reunion for Genevieve Purinton and the daughter she never knew she had

(Newser) - For nearly 70 years, Genevieve Purinton believed the baby girl she delivered in an Indiana hospital died soon after birth. This week in Florida, however, she met that baby girl, now a 69-year-old mother and grandmother, very much alive and working as a massage therapist in Vermont. "I'm... More »

He Thought His Mom Was Dead. Then Came Dad's Arrest

Emotional reunion follows alleged abduction in 1987

(Newser) - A Canadian woman is encouraging "other families with missing children and loved ones not to ever, ever give up hope" after being reunited with the son she chased for 31 years. "The words, 'Your son is alive. We found him'—that is breathtaking," Lyneth Mann-Lewis... More »

Nurse Realizes She Works With Doc She Once Helped Save

He was once a preemie, and she was among his caregivers

(Newser) - A neonatal intensive care nurse in California recently realized a fresh-faced pediatric neurology resident she's working alongside was once one of her patients. Per the Mercury News , Vilma Wong said she asked Dr. Brandon Seminatore his name when he began working on her team. "I then got very... More »

Separated by War, Mother Sees Son for First Time in 68 Years

They were among a select few chosen for family reunions in North Korea

(Newser) - They became separated in the chaos of fleeing the war 68 years ago and ended up on opposite sides of the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea, reports the BBC . But on Monday, 92-year-old Lee Keum-seom of South Korea traveled across the border and got to meet and hug... More »

High School Class of 1958 Beat Unbelievable Odds

There were only 1-in-177 million odds that all 14 grads of Iowa's Ringsted High class of 1958 were still alive

(Newser) - A man who was preparing to reach out to his fellow Iowa high school graduates for their 60th reunion was surprised to find that the entire class of 1958 is still alive. Del Matheson would have been downright shocked had he known the exact odds at the time that all... More »

How a Holocaust Pendant Reunited a Family

The good-luck charm belonged to Karoline Cohn, 14, who perished at Sobibor

(Newser) - Chaim Motzen was intrigued when he read about a pendant excavated at a Nazi death camp with a possible link to Anne Frank. Engraved with "mazel tov"—"good luck" in Hebrew—the little charm belonged to Karoline Cohn, a 14-year-old Jewish girl killed at Sobibor. Motzen, an... More »

Bieber-Gomez Pics Spark Romance Rumors

Former boyfriend-girlfriend have been spotted carousing about town together

(Newser) - Selena Gomez is obviously feeling better after this summer's kidney transplant and her recent breakup with the Weeknd. She's well enough, at least, to be hanging out again with Justin Bieber, per TMZ , and they've been spotted together in recent days catching a meal, going to church,... More »

'Fate Opened the Door': Pair Weds 50 Years After Romance

Stephen Walbert says he can face his leukemia with Jennifer Meyerink by his side

(Newser) - A US Navy officer, the Trinidad girl he loved, and 50 years separating them since. Those years have now disappeared with a reunion for Stephen Walbert and Jennifer Meyerink and their rekindled romance in the face of adversity, including Walbert's recent cancer diagnosis. The two met as teens in... More »

Baby Abandoned in Theater Finds Answers 60 Years Later

Thanks to Facebook and DNA evidence

(Newser) - Robert Weston first made headlines at just three weeks of age, when he was found abandoned in a movie theater bathroom in England in March 1956—left in expensive clothes, nestled in blankets, and with his head propped on a cushion. He's now in the news again, this time... More »

Mother of 3 Found After Disappearing 11 Years Ago

Kayannette Gabrielle suddenly remembered her name after years of reported memory loss

(Newser) - A fall off an LA pier led to the unraveling of a mystery that's been haunting Kayannette Gabrielle's family for over a decade. People tells the story of the California woman, originally from Colorado, who disappeared from the lives of her grown kids in April 2006. At first... More »

Man Abandoned as Newborn Finds Family After 39 Years

David Volk publicized his search on Facebook

(Newser) - A man who was abandoned as a newborn in a Newark McDonald's restroom has reunited with his biological family, 39 years later. David Volk publicized his search for his birth mother on Facebook in 2014, and now—also on Facebook—he reveals that the search has come to an... More »

Emotional Day: Chibok Girls Reunite With Families

Nigeria trying to negotiate return of others—but 100-plus don't seem to want to leave

(Newser) - Twenty-one Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in April 2014 by Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria were released last week, and on Sunday, they had what they've been wishing for for more than two years: reunions with their families. It was an emotional scene at a welcome-home ceremony in Nigeria's capital,... More »

Mother Reunites With Kidnapped Son After 21 Years

Steven Hernandez located in Mexico

(Newser) - In 1995, things were rocky between Maria Mancia and her husband, Valentin Hernandez—and one day after work, Mancia returned to their California apartment to find her husband and their 18-month-old son, Steven, gone, along with all the boy's things. Hernandez took all the photos of Steven, even an... More »

Happier Reunion for Judge Who Recognized Inmate as Classmate

Mindy Glazer showed up to cheer Arthur Booth on as he was released from jail

(Newser) - Last summer, an emotional video of a Florida burglary suspect appearing before a judge who turned out to be his middle school classmate went viral. Almost 10 months later, Arthur Booth was released from jail Tuesday—and Judge Mindy Glazer was there to wish him well and see him on... More »

WWII Sweethearts Share a Squeeze—70 Years Later

Norwood Thomas, Joyce Morris will spend two weeks together in Australia

(Newser) - It was the hug he'd been waiting 70 years for. World War II vet Norwood Thomas, 93, greeted his wartime sweetheart Joyce Morris, 88, in person on Wednesday for the first time since their brief love affair in London in 1944, per NBC News . "This is about the... More »

WWII Sweethearts to Reunite on Valentine's Day

Norwood Thomas hopes to give his wartime girlfriend a 'squeeze'

(Newser) - Norwood Thomas' reunion with his wartime girlfriend was incredible, but it came with one major drawback: "I can't take you in my arms and give you a squeeze," the 93-year-old World War II vet told Joyce Morris, 88, during a Skype call in November. "Well, we'... More »

Friends Reunion Finally Happening ... Maybe

All 6 stars will take part in upcoming NBC special

(Newser) - It's finally (maybe) happening: All six Friends stars are reuniting (possibly). Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and David Schwimmer will all participate in an upcoming 2-hour NBC special honoring "veteran sitcom director" James Burrows and the 1,000 TV episodes he's directed,... More »

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