Lyneth Mann-Lewis. a mom from Canada, was finally reunited with her son after 31 long years.
In a press conference, Mann-Lewis said:
“Words couldn’t express what I felt. The words ‘Your son is alive, we found him’ – that is breathtaking.”
It had been a long time coming for the mom whose son, Jermaine Allan Mann,was taken from her at the age of two in 1987 by his father. The pair relocated illegally in the United States where they have remained for all this time living under assumed names.
Mann was told that his mother had died years ago. Until his father was arrested recently for using forged documents, Mann had no idea that his mother had never given up hope of finding him.
This one was giving us all the feels
That is the best news story ever !!! ❤️❤️
— Erin Jensen (@cookingmama48) October 30, 2018
Never give up hope!
— SUZI 🕉♌☯❤🤘🤔🌊🌊🌊 (@SUZIBABYSMILE) October 30, 2018
Heartbreaking story. Thank God they hv been reunited
— Thea (@Thea2326) October 30, 2018
What a great story
— 👛👚Pink Me👚👛 (@HashTagging101) October 30, 2018
The best kind of news
— sirfetch’d (@dyc4st) October 30, 2018
I can't read past this tweet, I'M CRYING!!!😭😭😭 I wish mommy & son the best, as they begin their new life together!!🙏✌💖
— 🍁Ally🍎🍂🌨️☃️ (@Ally1775) October 30, 2018
The Lord is always working🙏🏿💕❗️
— Good Girl (@gggb1) October 30, 2018
Although folks were happy, there was some anger too.
My heart is conflicted. I both love and hate seeing things like this. The hate because someone could dig a knife in so deep and steal someone's child from them, but also the joy and I feel in knowing they are reunited. I'm glad she lived to see it
— Black Panther Peeps (@godofwine77) October 30, 2018
Ugh. What monster of a father would deny his son access to his mom? As the mom of a son this takes my breath away. He took everything from her. Every “first”. Put him in prison.
— Lady Liberty 76 (@resistasista76) October 30, 2018
But mostly tears of joy.
— Own Your Masters (@ThaArchitect) October 30, 2018
So glad they have been re-united
— Susan #NHSLove (@Susemgf) October 30, 2018
Tears from reading this — wow and yay!
— Bear Files (@bearfiles) October 30, 2018
Fuck now I’m crying on the train 😭
— The Profane Feminist (@ProfaneFeminist) October 30, 2018
Thirty-one years is a long time to wait for a happy ending.