MySpace Mom Finds Long Lost Son

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Thirty-two years after giving her son up for adoption, Terri Fuller, a mom from Layton, UT, found him in the most unusual way, thanks to a simple typo.

Fuller gave up her son, Rustin Hawver, when he was just two and she "was young and just barely surviving," she told Salt Lake City's She's spent the past decades searching for him, and recently created a MySpace page to announce she was looking for her boy. Only she accidentally left the "w" out of his last name. By coincidence, Rustin, now in his thirties and living hundreds of miles away, was using Google to search for his own blog. His own typo led him, inadvertently, to his mother's MySpace page.

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"Hi, I'm Rustin Hawver, H-A-W-V-E-R," he wrote to her. "I think I'm the one you're looking for that you want to meet. Please let me know if I'm wrong."

He was not.

Break out your hankies. The pair are hoping to reunite in March. "We want to get together as soon as we can," Fuller gushed to "He says I'm the icing on the cake in his life right now."

Rustin has found peace in their reunion too. "It has set my mind at ease, lifted a weight off my heart and allowed me to breathe knowing bits and pieces of who I am is now finally there." You don't realize what kind of changes your life is going to take until you're there!

Bit and pieces made whole because of bytes and blunders. "If it wasn't for Google or that keyboard being messed up, I would have never have found [her]," Hawver said.

They say there's no such thing as a coincidence. Stories like this one make you believe that may just be true."My heart never forgot," gushed Fuller. "[I] can't wait to see him, put my arms around him and let him know that I never did forget him."

What do you think? Were Fuller and Hawver meant to meet again? Has anything like this ever happened to you?

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