Guy Gets Reunited With Cop Who Saved Him From A Dumpster 25 Years Ago

A California man has reunited with the police officer who saved his life as an abandoned infant.

Officer Michael Buelna wasn't sure what he was hearing from behind a dumpster in Santa Ana on Nov. 21, 1989, according to ABC 7.

He said,

It was like a sound of a very low meow, like a cat or something.

Buelna searched the trash to find a baby boy who had been born just four hours ago.

His umbilical cord was still connected, and he was covered in trash that was stuck to the fluids on him.

The boy was later adopted by Elizabeth Barton and Daniel Fernandez, who gave him the name Robin.

Twenty-five years later, Robin Barton and Michael Buelna were brought together again in an emotional meetup.

Buelna said,

I hoped that someday I would see him again.

The story inspired Marcos Meza to come forward, claiming he'd been searching for his son for several years.

Meza says he'd had an affair with Robin's mother, Serena Diaz, but didn't know Robin had been left in a dumpster until he was contacted by the police, Mashable reports.

He had been arrested for attempted murder, and Diaz, who was 19 years old when she had Robin, was sentenced to three years in prison for child endangerment and attempted murder.

Robin got to meet his father and five sisters just a few days after reuniting with Buelna.

He now plans to reconnect with his mother as well.

Barton says,

I'm not angry or upset with her, and I forgive her because she was a young woman in a very compromising position.

The two reportedly spoke on the phone on Saturday.

Citations: Man reunites with cop who found him in dumpster and saved his life 25 years ago (Mashable), Retired Santa Ana police officer reunites with man he rescued as an abandoned baby (ABC-7)