Mother and son reunited after 48 years

(QMI Agency)

(QMI Agency)

JEROME LESSARD, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:51 PM ET

BELLEVILLE, ONT. - Meritbeth-Joan Ruttan gave birth to her oldest son 48 years ago, but the two first met before Friday.

Holding a sign that read “Seeing my mother for the first time,” Douglas Edward Wood was all tears upon meeting his mother and younger brother Jim Dixon for the very first time, after he arrived at Belleville's VIA Rail station from Toronto Friday morning.

Though Ruttan and Wood had never met and only spoke on the phone for a first time less than two months ago, all the years and distance were erased when they hugged each other.


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