Kids separated by adoption have an emotional reunion in the airport
Two young friends who grew up together in China and were separated when one was adopted and brought to the United States were finally reunited.
Hannah Sykes, 4, and Dawson Clary, 3, saw each other for the first time in nearly a year last week at the Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport.
Dawson, who is nicknamed "Dada," had just arrived in Texas with his adopted family, Christopher and Amy Clary.
Amy told Good Morning America that Dada was extremely giddy."He just ran up to her and hugged her and they rolled to the ground," she said.
Amy said she and her husband decided to adopt Dada after Hannah's adopted parents, Sharon and Andy Sykes, posted his photo on Facebook, hoping that someone would adopt their daughter's best friend.
Sharon told Good Morning America that the two kids have an incredible bond.
"They were so close we just couldn't imagine leaving him in China and him not having a forever family himself," she said.
The Clary family lives near the Sykes family, but they had never met when they saw the initial Facebook post.
Sharon said she knew when she saw his photo that Dada was going to be part of their family.
"Look at him. Look at his eyes and his smile. How could you deny that," she told Good Morning America. "He's just so sweet. We had to bring him home."
Sykes posted a photo of their heartwarming reunion on Facebook that has gone viral.
She said she hopes the attention will put a spotlight on adoption.
"That is such a wonderful option for families and we hope people will consider it," she told Good Morning America. "You think you're doing something for these kids but in the end we've been so blessed. Our lives have been made so rich."