Eleven months without seeing your best friend is a long time — especially when you’re young orphans and separated by adoption. Yet, for two newly adopted Chinese orphans, they don’t have to worry about being absent from each others’ lives any longer.
A video is circling the internet of two adopted Chinese orphans, Hannah and Dada (Dawson), who reunited after 11 months and it’s all too adorable!
But the story behind the video is even better. Sharon Sykes and her husband of Dallas, Texas, went to China to adopt their daughter, Hannah. However, during the adoption process, Sharon began to notice how attached she was to a boy in the orphanage — Dada. He was in almost every picture with her and they were always playing with each other.
“When our agency visited the orphanage and met with the children, they walked in hand in hand,” Sykes wrote in a Facebook post. “When we were in China and toured her orphanage, Hannah became so excited when she saw Dada. They hugged and laughed just like they do here. It was obvious they were fast friends.”
After the adoption, Sharon Sykes couldn’t get Dada out of her mind and hated that she had separated Hannah from her best friend. So she made it her mission to find Dada a family — a mission she accomplished.
“When we left Dawson in that orphanage, my heart hurt knowing he didn’t have a family. I couldn’t stop thinking about him,” Sykes shares. She told CNN, “They had so little connection, and so little consistency, [but] they had each other for those first formative years.”
Sykes sent the word out via social media and eventually met up with Amy and Christopher Clary, who amazingly adopted Dada! But it gets better, the Clarys live just five minutes away from Hannah and her new family!
When the Clarys brought Dada home, he and Hannah were able to reunite at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and their meeting is so cute. They hug and practically fall over in happiness!
Sykes wrote in her post, “We are so grateful to the Clary’s for giving him a forever home! They live five minutes from us and we have become good friends. And who knows, one day we may be in-laws.”
Check out the video below of these two best friends who found forever homes and a friendship that will last a lifetime: