Mother Finds Long Lost Son On Facebook
Updated : May 30, 2009
Social networking site Facebook has reunited a kidnapped son with his Mum, 27 years after he disappeared.
Avril Grube, 62, was awarded custody or her son Gavin Paros when she split with his Hungarian father in 1982. Mr Paros was given visiting rights to his son, but one afternoon he took Gavin out for the day and never returned.
Avril and her sister Beryl Wilson, 59, never gave up the search for Gavin. They made contact with the Hungarian embassy and even took the plight to the then Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher.
Ms Wilson told the BBC: "He said he was going to the zoo or somewhere and when he didn't arrive back we found out he had taken him to Hungary.
"My sister was devastated, her health suffered. We tried everything, but no-one wanted to know."
It wasn't until March this year that Ms Wilson tried using the web to track him down. She entered his name into a search engine which took her straight to his Facebook profile. It shown he was born in Liverpool and his mother's name was mentioned on his profile.
Ms Grube was said to be "on cloud nine" when told her sister had tracked her son down and they met in person for the first time this week.
"My sister would phone him on a Sunday and speak to him through an interpreter. She is just on cloud nine. They have been hugging, really, really happy."
Plasterer Gavin, who celebrates his 30th birthday this Sunday, is married with three kids and said he'd spent the last five years trying to trace his mother.
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