How Facebook reunite homeless man with family for Christmas after 12 years apart


A homeless man will be spending Christmas with his family for the first time in 12 years after a Facebook appeal helped reunite them.

George Cunningham, who is living rough in Cork, Republic of Ireland, can look forward to a meal with his sister Sheelagh and his ill mother thanks to photographer Lee Furlong.

During a conversation he told the snapper, who works for photography website Humans of Ireland, he needed to find somewhere to eat Christmas dinner.

This led Furlong to make an appeal on Facebook, which caught the attention of Cunningham’s sister, who he hadn’t seen in 12 years.

‘George called to tell me that he was returning to the family home next Wednesday,’ Furlong said.

‘We had a really nice chat, he sounded so upbeat compared to our first meeting.

‘I hope he enjoys Christmas dinner with his family this year.’

If he hadn’t found the perfect place to have Christmas dinner, Cunningham had plenty of other offers thanks to the appeal.



About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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