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Anthony Wiggs has been slowly tracing his family and putting together the pieces of his past. He was born in Puerto Rico, but he and his brother, Ray, were separated from their mother and from each other as children in the early 1970s. 

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“My brother found me at the age of 28. We found each other, and now he persisted, ‘Let’s find mom,'” said Ray Abreau, of San Antonio.The brothers became best of friends, but were met with devastating disappointment in their search. 

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“They all thought she passed away,” Wiggs said. “Told for over a decade that your mom is dead,” Abreau added. That all changed recently when Wiggs sent a DNA sample to Ancestry.com and met a newly discovered cousin who told them their mother was still alive and now in the United States. 

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“After some searching names in that area, I found a friend of my biological mother on Facebook who then gave me her number,” Wiggs said. On Friday, they were reunited at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as passengers from around the country stopped their travels to watch the miracle unfold in Terminal A. 

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“She wouldn’t let me go, and I felt that loving energy,” 15-year-old Matthew Abreu said after meeting his grandmother. “She said we still look like her babies,” Ray Abreu said. Ramirez said she prayed for years to see her sons again. 

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