Dad and daughter’s tearful reunion after 35 years, ‘it really is a dream come true’

Reunion is an emotional moment. After finally being able to see our loved ones again, tears do roll down the faces and everyone feels like cherishing each other even more. Just like this father and daughter’s reunion.

Dwight Craig from Michigan was finally reunited with his daughter, Carrie, after spending 35 years apart. They were separated after Dwight divorced Carrie’s mother and moved away.

Their reunion was truly a heart-touching event of their lives. Carrie got out of her car after driving 550 miles from her hometown to meet her dad. Tears rolled down their faces, as the duo embraced each other for several minutes.

Credit: CATERS NEWS | Carrie Craig

Speaking of the reunion, Carrie said, “I had waited almost my entire life for this moment. For so many years I had this empty feeling inside of me about not knowing my dad or the life he’s made without me, but that all went away to moment he put his arms around me.”

“The second I laid eyes on him I started to cry, and I couldn’t stop telling him over and over that I love him,” she continued.

“On top of that, I also got to meet my little brother, which sound amazing to say as I’ve always wanted to be a big sister. My boys absolutely loved him too, it was a huge moment for them to finally meet their grandpa,” she added.

Credit: CATERS NEWS | Carrie Craig

They were reconnected after Carrie found her father on Facebook. She had been missing him all her life.

“I found him on Facebook and knew instantly it was him, he had my smile. He accepted my request straight away and message me asking my mother’s name. From there we’ve spoken every day, making sure to make up for lost time in all that we’ve missed in each other’s lives,” she said.

Credit: CATERS NEWS | Carrie Craig

Finding her dad and having the courage to connect with him was not an easy task for Carrie as she was worried whether he still cared about her.

“I was always worried that I didn’t matter to him, but through all the years he’s kept a hold of all my baby photos and air looms[sic] from the family. I’m so excited to find out more about my family and the memories ahead that are still to be made. This is a new leaf and journey for us all, it really is a dream come true,” she said.

 
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