Perry Thronley never thought he would see his family ever again.
This homeless man in Maine just wanted to let his family know that he is alive after not seeing them in 18 years. Fortunately for Thornley, he was able to get in contact with his kids in less than 24 hours with the help of a kind man from California and his video camera.
That kind man was Kevin Adler.
Adler, a San Francisco resident, has been reuniting homeless people with their loved ones since 2014. He is the founder of Miracle Messages. According to their website, Miracle Messages helps homeless individuals record short video messages to their dearly missed loved ones. The messages are then blasted through social media. The family members reply with their own video message.
Having a homeless loved one is something Adler knows about all too well.
"My uncle Mark was homeless, lived on and off the streets for 30 years, suffered from schizophrenia. But I never saw him as a homeless man," Adler said to WBZ-TV.
The story of his Uncle Mark motivates him to reunite homeless people with their families.
Miracle Messages’ success stories are remarkable.
And that's only the tip of the iceberg.
Adler continues to helps homeless people, like Dal Lambert, who is trying to locate his two sisters.