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Facebook Helped A Woman Reunite With The Mother Who Abandoned Her In A Burger King Bathroom

Katheryn Deprill put out her plea for help earlier this month, and after her page was shared thousands of times, she finally met the mother who left her in 1986.

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According to the Associated Press, Katheryn's biological mother contacted her through an attorney, asking for her name to not be disclosed.

The attorney said the woman said that, as a 16-year-old, she was raped while traveling abroad and became pregnant. The woman said she hid the pregnancy from her parents and, after giving birth in her bedroom, felt she could not take her newborn to the hospital because she would have to answer questions.

(Attorney John Waldron) had his staff prepare for the reunification with flowers, chocolates and boxes of tissues. Deprill, who had launched the search with the blessing and encouragement of her adoptive parents, was accompanied by her adoptive mother and her youngest son, 7-month-old Jackson.

"It was one of the most emotional, joyful, dramatic, exciting things I've ever seen," Waldron said, adding there's no doubt in his mind that his client is Deprill's mother.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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