Twitter Leads Homeless Man to Daughter


We told you last week about Underheard in New York, the ad agency-backed goodwill project that put four homeless men on Twitter to “give a voice to the people who needed it most.” This week, Daniel Morales (@putodanny, which we think is an epithet) decided he would use his account to find his estranged daughter, Sarah. It worked!

The Daily News reports:

“It makes me cry for real,” he said yesterday afternoon. “It’s like a part of me is missing. But I have a feeling I’m going to find her.”

He was right. Hours later, his daughter called.

“She lives in Brooklyn!” Morales said. “We are going to get together tomorrow, but we don’t know where yet. I didn’t even recognize her voice, but it turns out she is so close. It’s too much, too much.”

Here’s the emotional video of Danny on the phone:

He tweeted this morning that the two planned to meet at 10 a.m. in Bryant Park. And in other good news, of the foursome, only Derrick has more Twitter followers than Danny.

Homeless New Yorker reunites with his daughter after 11 years thanks to Twitter [NYDN via Gothamist]

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