DAVENPORT, Iowa (January 14, 2013)—Clifford Boyson, 66, of Davenport, Iowa, was reunited with his sister 65 years after the two siblings were separated in foster care thanks to a 7-year-old friend who searched Facebook.
Boyson met his 70-year-old sister, Betty Billadeau, in person on Saturday.
She drove up from her home in Florissant, Mo., with her daughter and granddaughter for the reunion.
Boyson and Billadeau both tried to find each other for years without success.
Then 7-year-old Eddie Hanzelin, who is the son of Boyson's landlord, got involved.
He managed to find Billadeau by searching Facebook with her maiden name and recognized the family resemblance when he saw her picture.
Near the end of their tearful reunion Boyson and Billadeau presented Eddie with a $125 check in appreciation of his detective work.