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Obama, Kid Who Rubbed His Head in Famous Pic Reunite

Jacob Philadelphia, 5 when Pete Souza snapped photo, is now 18 and about to graduate high school

(Newser) - Not every kid gets a video call from former President Barack Obama when they graduate high school. Jacob Philadelphia isn't just any kid, however. In 2009, Jacob, whose dad then served on the National Security Council, visited the White House as a 5-year-old and met up with Obama in...

23 Years After Act of Kindness, She Finds Out How Much It Meant

Tracy Peck's $100 gift to 2 young refugees kept them eating in 1999

(Newser) - The woman signed the envelope "a friend from the plane—Tracy." Then she tucked her earrings and a $100 bill inside and handed it to the two young refugees sitting next to her on the flight from Amsterdam to Minneapolis in 1999. It was an act of kindness...

Yorkie Stolen 11 Years Ago Reunited With Owner

Rex, found wandering streets of Stoughton, Mass., is now back home with his long-lost family

(Newser) - It was a joyful, if unlikely, meeting Wednesday in Stoughton, Mass., as a woman from the Boston suburb of Quincy was reunited with the Yorkshire terrier that had been stolen outside of her home 11 years ago. Boston 25 notes that Rex, who used to live with his owner, Marzena...

After COVID and 2-Month Wait, Emotional Reunion for Mom, Infant

'I got to finally see my baby that I was waiting for so long to see,' says NH's Macenzee Keller

(Newser) - After giving birth, most new moms can't wait to see their child. For Macenzee Keller, it would take more than two months, as she fought for her life against COVID-19 while under sedation and breathing with the help of machines. Mother and child were reunited on Feb. 3 when...

A Month After Crash, Missing Rescue Dog Found

Colorado community rallies after Mia vanished following her owner's Dec. 26 car accident

(Newser) - A rescue dog who went missing after her owner's car accident the day after Christmas is now back home, thanks to a caring Colorado community and the persistence of one particular local. Colorado Public Radio reports on the plight of Mia, a "shy and quiet" pup from Grand...

Man Kidnapped As Child Draws Map, Finds Mom

Miracle after 30 years

(Newser) - A man in China was able to reunite with his family some 30 years after he was kidnapped with the help of a map he was able to draw from memory. Per BBC , Li Jingwei was abducted in 1989 in Yunnan Province then sold to a family living over 1,...

After Father's 14-Year Search, Abducted Boy Is Found
After Father's
14-Year Search,
Abducted Boy
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After Father's 14-Year Search, Abducted Boy Is Found

Chinese couple had been looking for Sun Zhuo since he was taken in 2007

(Newser) - The story of their quest for their missing son inspired a hit 2014 movie. Now, seven years later, a cinematic ending. CNN reports that a couple who've searched the ends of China for their boy since 2007 were reunited with him on Monday. Sun Zhuo, now 18, was taken...

Girl Taken in 2007 Is Reunited With Mother

Police say Jacqueline Hernandez was brought to Mexico by her father

(Newser) - The police department in Clermont, Fla., has taken the unusual step of releasing a photo of a mother hugging her daughter. But this was no ordinary hug. It shows Angelica Vences-Salgado embracing 19-year-old Jacqueline Hernandez in Laredo, Texas, near the border with Mexico, reports CBS News . The two hadn't...

He Almost Fired on 3 Kids in WWII. Now, a Joyous Reunion

'My heart is bursting,' says American vet Martin Adler, 97

(Newser) - Martin Adler still has nightmares about his experience in World War II. But there are happy memories, too, like that day in October 1944 when he posed for a photo with three Italian children he'd nearly killed. Adler, then a 20-year-old private, had been searching the village of Monterenzio...

He Spent 24 Years Searching for Son. Finally, a Happy Ending
For Dad Who Looked
for Son 24 Years,
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For Dad Who Looked for Son 24 Years, a Happy Ending

Guo Gangtang, wife reunited with son Guo Xinzhen, abducted in 1997

(Newser) - Guo Gangtang wore out 10 motorcycles traversing 300,000 miles of road in China over 24 years. It was no thrill. Guo was in search of his son, abducted as a 2-year-old while playing at the door of his home in Liaocheng, northern Shandong Province, on Sept. 21, 1997. The...

He Rescued a Toddler in 1998, Gets Huge Hug 23 Years Later

Firefighter William Porter meets Jacob Tsukroff, now 26, whom he saved from a house fire

(Newser) - A retired firefighter who rescued a toddler from a house fire 23 years ago had an emotional reunion over the weekend with Jacob Tsukroff, now 26, in upstate New York. Per NBC New York , William Porter was among the responders who showed up at the burning house in Poughkeepsie on...

They Kept a Vow Not to Talk for 51 Years. Then They Married

Biological daughter who was put up for adoption played a role

(Newser) - It's not often a person can say they introduced their parents, but that's sort of true for Arkansas' Laura Mabry. Mabry, who was adopted as an infant in 1968, took a DNA test in 2019 that connected her with her birth mother, Donna Horn. During text and email...

Friends of Almost a Decade Find Out They're Sisters
BFFs Make Startling Discovery
After Taking DNA Tests
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BFFs Make Startling Discovery After Taking DNA Tests

Cassandra Madison and Julia Tinetti of Connecticut find out they're actually sisters

(Newser) - There are scatterings of stories about long-lost siblings meeting after completing DNA testing kits. But one such story is especially amazing because, as the Washington Post reports, the two women who discovered they were sisters were already great friends. Cassandra Madison and Julia Tinetti developed a close relationship while working...

'Miracle' at Walmart Involves One Smart Dog

Pooch missing for 3 weeks finds owner at work

(Newser) - An Alabama woman had been missing her dog for three weeks when the unthinkable happened: The pooch found her. June Rountree was beginning to lose hope that she'd ever see her dog, Abby, again after the 4-year-old lab-pitbull mix slipped out of her collar in the backyard of Rountree'...

Actress to Will Smith: 'I Lost Everything'

Smith and former castmate Janet Hubert set their differences aside

(Newser) - Looks like the Fresh Prince and Aunt Viv are finally good again. In an HBO Max reunion special for The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Will Smith and former co-star Janet Hubert sat down in front of former castmates to clear the air, E! Online reports. "We never really...

Woman He Watched Plead for Son's Return Is Actually Mom

Boy abducted in China reunited with biological parents after 32 years

(Newser) - Li Jingzhi quit her job to search for her 2-year-old son after he was abducted from a hotel near their home in Xian, the capital of China's Shaanxi province, in 1988. She put up more than 100,000 flyers in 10 provinces and municipalities, and when that didn't...

Friends Stars Will Be Here for You—for a Hefty Payday

Figures are ranging from between $2.5M to $4M each for hourlong 'Friends' special

(Newser) - "It's happening." That was the joint Instagram post Friday of Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc (whose post featured a slightly different twist). The happening they speak of: what Quartz describes as "an hourlong hangout session,"...

First Wives Club Stars Team Up Again
Comedy 'Legends'
of 1996 to Reunite

Comedy 'Legends' of 1996 to Reunite

Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton to star in 'Family Jewels'

(Newser) - Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton are finally reuniting on screen. The stars of the 1996 comedy classic The First Wives Club, in which they play former college friends who seek revenge on their exes after getting reacquainted at a funeral, will appear in a new comedy, Family Jewels....

On HBO's New Platform, a Possibly Huge Get

It's not a done deal, but an unscripted 'Friends' reunion may air on HBO Max: report

(Newser) - Good news for Friends fans: The original six cast members are in talks to reunite for an unscripted reunion special on HBO Max, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The deal is far from done, but the plan is to have Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry,...

At FBI Agent's Retirement Party, a Wonderful Surprise Guest

Troy Sowers rescued abducted baby in 1997. Stewart Rembert, now in military, was that baby

(Newser) - Troy Sowers was a new FBI agent in 1997, with just a few months under his belt, when he had a huge get: He found a newborn who'd been abducted from a Washington state hospital, left in a box near a restaurant dumpster. It was a happy ending for...

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