Twitter helps homeless NY man reunite with daughter after 10 yrs

February 27th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 27 (ANI): Just a day after posting a 140-character tweet to find his daughter, a homeless New York man has had an emotional reunion with her after being apart for 10 years.

Daniel Morales, 58, and Sarah, 27, met in New York on Friday after he posted a tweet, his mobile number and a photo of her on Thursday, reports the BBC.

“Hi thi is to let yo people know that in lookin eoq my daughter her name is sarah m rivera,” he had tweeted on Thursday.

The two had lost touch after Sarah left their Puerto Rico home to live with her mother in California.

He had since moved to Harlem, where he had lost his job and then his home in 2010. He has since been living at a shelter.

Morales was taking part in a New York project in which homeless people are given a prepaid mobile phone to keep a record of their lives.

He had been updating his 3,000-odd followers with regular Twitter updates.

Three weeks into the scheme, he decided to use it to track down his daughter and succeeded.

“This is an awesome moment. I am rejoicing,” Morales told CNN.

The reunion gave him the opportunity to meet his two grandchildren - Navaeh Cuff, 4, and Akai Carranza, 1 - for the first time.

After he successfully found his daughter, Morales, whose Twitter handle is @putodanny, tweeted: “to my pdople: God bless u my brother.putoda6y here,to thank you once againg for helping me find my baby.” (ANI)

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