More than two decades after they were separated, Stacey Lee found her mother with the help of Facebook.
Daily Mail reports just 20 hours after the 23-year-old posted her smiling face alongside a handwritten sign explaining she was seeking her birth mother, Lee found a connection to her.
After Lee's parents' separation, her mother remarried, changed her last name and moved to Blackpool. Lee, meanwhile, was raised by her father and grandfather.
Mere days after the Facebook post, Lee and mom Brenda Drake (formerly Davies) shared a lifetime's worth of missed memories at a local pub.
The Runcorn, England woman was reportedly surprised to see how many similarities she shared with her mother, saying,
When I saw her I just hugged her and we both cried. We look a lot like each other and I am quite shy and quiet like her.
Lee credits her boyfriend, Martin Smith, for encouraging her not to give up on the search for her mother after eight years without any clues.