These toddlers, 3 and 4, never thought they would be reunited, especially since the last time they saw each other was more than a year ago in a Chinese orphanage.
Hannah, 4, and Dawson, 3, could not stop hugging and kissing each other in this short video of their first meeting after being apart for so long.
“My heart just burst into joy,” Hannah’s mom, Sharon Sykes told InsideEdition.com. “It’s a miracle. He’s adopted by such a great family that lives so close to us, and Hannah gets to have him as a little friend. I’m overjoyed.”
Sykes and her husband were in the process of adopting Hannah when they realized there was a little boy who was right next to her in every single picture.
“When we went to the actual orphanage to get her, she was hugging him and they were giving each other kisses,” Sykes remembered. “That was her little friend, how could I leave him there?”
So she reached out to people in her community, and hoped that through word of mouth, there might be someone out there considering an overseas adoption.
Sykes neighbor Amy Clary wasn’t even thinking about adopting until she fell in love with Dawson and their story and decided to take the plunge.
Since Dawson’s arrival in America last week, Clary said the two families have been visiting every day.