London: A man in Britain was united with his long-lost father after 37 years with the help of the social networking site Facebook.
Andy Spiers-Corbett, 39, who had lost contact with his father Graham Corbett when his parents separated, typed his father’s name into Facebook and instantly picked out his photo from a long list of Graham Corbetts, The Daily Mail reported on its site Tuesday.
“There were about 15 Graham Corbett that came up but I saw this picture and my heart just started pounding. I knew it was him. It was like looking at a picture of me when I’m older,” the report said quoting Andy.
“I just sent a message and a day or two later got one back saying, ‘Hello son’. I couldn’t believe it,” he added.
The report said the pair later had an emotional reunion at Graham’s home and were now ‘making up for lost time’.
“I was in bits when he came over to see me. There were a few tears shed. There’s been a big part missing for so long but now everything is all right. The Internet is an amazing invention,” said Andy.