Hannah, 4, and Dawson, 3, were best friends in a Chinese orphanage, but were separated when Hannah was adopted by a family in Texas. For 11 months, they lived thousands of miles apart, until early September, when they were reunited at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Hannah’s mom, Sharon Sykes, shared the heartwarming video of the toddlers’ reunion on Facebook.
They wouldn’t stop hugging!
Sykes and her family would receive pictures of Hannah during the adoption process, and in many of these photos, Dawson was pictured with Hannah, holding her hand or playing alongside her.
“When we toured the orphanage, and I saw their response to each other, I thought, ‘Oh my gosh. We can’t leave this boy in China,’” Sykes told Fox 4 News.
On the next page: how the Sykes family reunited Hannah and Dawson.
And so, Sykes’s family began searching for a family to adopt Dawson. Soon, Amy and Christopher Clary saw Dawson’s photo, and though they already had three young children, decided to welcome him into their family. The Clarys live just five minutes away from the Sykes, and the two families have become good friends.
Sykes recently uploaded another video of the two friends playing together. It looks like they’ll have a long and happy friendship ahead of them.
“This is such an answer to prayer.”
“Y’all this is such a God thing and an answer to prayer,” wrote Sykes in her Facebook post. “The right people, in the right place at the right time… A miracle.”
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