Facebook Helps Woman Find Her Birth Mother 27 Years Later

March 26, 2014

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Just three weeks after Katheryn Deprill posted a heartfelt plea for help to find her biological mother who abandoned her as an infant in a Burger King, they met for the first time Monday.

"She is better than anything I could've ever imagined. She is so sweet and amazing. I'm so happy," said Deprill, who has become known as the Burger King Baby.

Deprill began her quest on March 2 by posting on her Facebook page a photo in which she held up a sign that said...

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The photo was shared more than 30,000 times by Facebook users around the world.

"I got the hug that I had wanted for the last 27 years, and that broke the ice," she said. "I asked if I could have it, and she said, 'absolutely,' and just held her arms open, and the rest is history."

Deprill said her mother expressed regret during their tear-filled meeting. She said she forgave her "110 percent, absolutely."

Sources: ABC, NY Daily News

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