For over 60 years Sam Childress, who was raised by his mother Shirley Childress, believed that his father wanted no part in his life. At the same time his father Anthony Trapani, now 81, was completely unaware of the son desperately trying to reach out to him.
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Sure, there are fathers who fight crime, put out fires and save lives. Those men are heroes. But so are the regular dads. The men who work hard, spend time with their families and do whatever it takes to be a good parent.
Imagine being separated from your family. Years go by without contact. You wonder where they live, if they’re doing well, and if they ever think about you.
This Wednesday is National Tell A Story Day. To get in the spirit, we’re happy to share a real-life story with an ending that filled our hearts with joy.
We watched recently as Stephen Colbert, host of the popular Comedy Central show The Colbert Report, went farther than most people could to make a connection with others. He traveled all the way to Iraq to entertain the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.
For an entire week The Colbert Report was filmed, edited and broadcast from an actual war zone, where the host joked that “It must be nice in Iraq, because some of you keep coming back again and again.” During the shows, Colbert wore a specially designed camouflage suit as his personal uniform, aired exclusive messages from several major political figures and even shaved his head to show support for the troops. That got us thinking: if Mr. Colbert and his crew were willing to go that far to connect with people they didn’t know, how far would people go to reunite with someone who played an important part in their lives?
Their stories are worth celebrating. People everywhere are reuniting with family and friends they haven’t seen in years, and it’s all thanks to modern technology that helps bring us together. At PeopleFinders.com we’re always excited to hear about people who were able to find each other again after so much time had passed.
Take the tale of two sisters who were separated at a very young age and spent nearly 5 decades apart. One was so young when it happened that she didn’t even remember having a sibling, but after their reunion the pair immediately established a strong sisterly bond. Just goes to show that the passing of time is nothing compared to the power of emotion.