At one point, Cindi Woratzeck had given up on meeting her mother. It’s not that she didn’t care—she just assumed it would be impossible to see her again after five long decades apart.
When she was 2 years old, Cindi’s father moved her to Missouri, leaving her mother behind in Arizona. At the age of 20, Cindi’s mother didn’t have any way of reaching her child. Answers were not a click away as they are now.
“For a long time, I never thought that I would ever meet them. I didn’t even know if she was still alive,” Cindi said to Fox News.
Five decades later, Cindi found out that her mother was still alive.
All it took was a comment on Facebook to start Cindi’s journey in reconnecting with her mother. She read a post about a daughter reuniting with her mother after 30 years, and Cindi felt a strong connection with the story.
“I just made a comment that I was happy for her, and I was looking for my mother,” Cindi explained.
That comment triggered something special when a young man on Facebook, HeVonte Robinson, messaged her and told her he could help her find her mom.
10 hours later, HeVonte called her with everything she needed to get in contact with her mother. Thanks to social media, Cindi was on her way to meeting her long-lost family.
From there, Cindi contacted her mother and recently met her in Arizona for the first time in 51 years. The family reunion was emotional and fulfilling for Cindi.
“We just had a good time, and it was like we were never really apart. We’ve just always been a family.”
Cindi met nieces, nephews, and other family members, but most importantly she got to hug her mother.
“We just hugged. I can’t describe the hug, and then my mother, hugging her for the first time, seeing her was something special I’ll never forget.”
HeVonte, the man behind the family search, was happy to be a part of reuniting Cindi with her family.
“It’s just a good, bubbly feeling that you get connecting people and being a part of that,” he said. “It’s a blessing to be a blessing.”
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