It’s been more than two decades since Jose Lopez had seen his family but they’ve been reunited now. He lost touch with his relatives after separating from his wife and moving with his mom to Florida. A few years ago, he reconnected with his kids over the phone, but then he had a series of strokes and became homeless.
But the 61-year-old says he was determined to find his daughters, so he took his social security money and headed back to New Jersey, where New Jersey Transit Police helped make it happen. Officer Sean Pfeifer went above and beyond to track down Lopez’s daughters and helped him get cleaned up before reuniting with them and meeting his grandchildren for the first time.
Seeing his family again after 24 years was an emotional experience for Lopez and his daughters. “I’m thinking, I’m in Heaven,” he says. “I’ve got my two best girls.”
Source: CBS New York