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The Power Of Social Media: Picture Shared Online Helps Homeless Man Reunite With His Family After Seven Years

Date April 8, 2019 18:37

Sometimes all it takes is a single photograph for someone’s life to change completely. This was the case for a homeless man named Johnny.

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The Power Of Social Media: Picture Shared Online Helps Homeless Man Reunite With His Family After Seven YearsTEAM JOHNNY RHODES / Facebook

Johnny Rhodes left his family when his mother died. He had a history with substance abuse, and when his family members tried to help, they couldn’t locate him.

For seven years, they couldn’t find him. His family members had given up on finding Johnny, but hope came their way in the most unbelievable way.

One fateful day, a man named Johnny Servantez shared a photo of a homeless man, who looked emaciated, on Facebook .

The destitute was seen sitting outside a flea market, and his ribs were poking out of his skin. The man in the picture was Johnny Rhodes.

The stranger who posted the photo thought he was only telling the world of how he helped the starving man.ç Unknownly, he was helping a family find their lost loved one.

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The post was shared over 1,000 times, and Johnny’s brother, Danny, came across it. He couldn’t believe his eyes.

The Power Of Social Media: Picture Shared Online Helps Homeless Man Reunite With His Family After Seven YearsTEAM JOHNNY RHODES / Facebook

Danny said to RTV 6:

"I'm so sick to my stomach right now. I can't function to know someone is living this way and looks this bad."

The Power Of Social Media: Picture Shared Online Helps Homeless Man Reunite With His Family After Seven YearsTEAM JOHNNY RHODES / Facebook

Danny immediately wanted to save his brother but didn’t know how to locate him. Luckily, a woman named Amy Renae Smith helped set up a Facebook page called ‘Searching For Johnny Rhodes.’

Although Amy didn’t know the Rhodes family, she didn’t hesitate to lend a helping hand. She even went as far as filing a missing person report with the police.

The Power Of Social Media: Picture Shared Online Helps Homeless Man Reunite With His Family After Seven YearsTEAM JOHNNY RHODES / Facebook

All of Amy’s efforts yielded results as Johnny’s family reunited with him some days later. Johnny is now receiving all the love he needs from his brother.

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Enjoy!

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