7-Year-Old Helps Siblings Reunite After 65 Years

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A Davenport, Iowa man has been reunited with his sister 65 years after the siblings were separated in foster care, thanks to a 7-year-old who searched on Facebook.

Sixty-six-year-old Clifford Boyson met his 70-year-old sister, Betty Billadeau, in person on Saturday. Billadeau drove up from her home in Florissant, Missouri for the reunion with her daughter and granddaughter.

Boyson and Billadeau both tried to find each other for years without success. Then 7-year-old Eddie Hanzelin, who is the son of Boyson's landlord, got involved. Eddie managed to find Billadeau by searching Facebook using her maiden name. He recognized the family resemblance when he saw her picture.

Near the end of their tearful reunion, Boyson and Billadeau presented Eddie with a $125 check in appreciation of his detective work.

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