We’re used to seeing unusual and interesting stories on the internet, but here’s one the likes of which I’ve never seen. It’s a roller coaster of emotion starts with an incredible rescue and ends with an unbelievable reunion.

The Incredible Rescue

Back in 1998, Azita Milanian was out for a mountain jog in Altadena, California. She was running with her dogs when one of her pups stumbles upon something peculiar. At first glance, Azita thought it was a dead animal.

Upon further inspection, she realized it was a newborn wrapped in a towel. The tiny baby was hours old as his umbilical cord still attached. She immediately got him to the emergency.

Later the baby was placed for adoption after proper medical care and, sadly Azita was n longer able to contact anyone about the baby. She said she never quit thinking of him and hoped she would meet him someday.

Please press play to watch a re-enactment of this amazing rescue, then keep going below to see the wonderful end to the entire story.

The Unbelievable Reunion

Fast forward 20 years and the boy, Matthew Whitaker, was attending college. A friend sent a request to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show telling them Matthew’s story and asking them to pay for a DNA test to help him find any family out there.

A producer did some research and uncovered his incredible rescue story, so she set out to find Azita if possible. She found a woman who she thought might be Azita, sent a text and the rest is history: they were reunited on air on Seacrest’s show.

Press play below to watch a TV spot with the highlights of the reunion.

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