Man sees mother’s face for first time in 70 years

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A man recently got to see his mother’s face for the first time in 70 years thanks to his granddaughter.

According to, Thomas Cain’s mother died when he was just 13 years old — and he had no picture of her.

But Cain’s granddaughter, Andrea Farrell, recently tracked down a picture of her and showed it to him as a surprise.

The emotional moment was caught on camera.

Farrell reportedly said she got help from a local newspaper to help her track down the photo.

According to, the family is still looking for a photo of the man’s father, who also died when he was a teenager.

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