Boy uses Facebook to help elderly friend find sister he was separated from six decades ago

POSTED: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 4:04pm

Missouri resident Betty Billadeau was separated from her little brother, Clifford Boyson, 65 years ago. The two were placed in different foster homes in Chicago.

Tuesday night, Betty and Clifford reunited for the first time via online video.

Clifford, who now lives in Iowa, had been searching for Betty for nearly six decades. But it was a neighbor that managed to bring the two together: eight year old Eddie Hanzlin.

Clifford asked the second grader to look online for Betty. Within one week, Hanzlin found Betty on Facebook by using her maiden name.

"An eight year old; that's just mind boggling," Billadeau said.

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