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UK: Facebook reunites man missing for 7 years with family
Simon Easton, 25, left home seven years ago to find work, and fell into a spiral of drugs and petty crime, mental health issues and homelessness, losing touch with his family.
Homelessness workers put out a video which went viral on facebook, and within 2 hours family members were in contact. Now reunited, and even a job offer has come out of this.
In the original video to his family Simon says: “I am still here, I am still alive, I have stopped all the drugs and all the crime,
“I love you all, mam and dad, my two sisters. I have been away for a long time, I would like to link back up and say hello.
“I really do love you mam, there hasn’t been a day that I haven’t missed you. I have done a lot of bad things in my life and I am willing to try and correct that now.
“There has been a lot of ups and downs, but I want to correct them, I want to let you know that I love you I want to put that right, please pass the message on.”Joanne, of Washington , added: “It was unreal. I didn’t think I would hear from him again. Seven years is so long.
“It’s still fresh. It’s overwhelming, I still have tears.
“He’s happy to be home. He didn’t think anyone would take him back. I always would have taken him back.”
Joanne said: “He wanted to apologise for things in the past. I told him he was forgiven.
Simon said: “When I woke up that day and when I took the phone, I didn’t expect to be back with my mam.
“I thought she wouldn’t want me.
“I was worried about her a lot. Would she be alright? Would she be able to cope?
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