UK mother Jessica Parker only learnt the tragic news that her son was homeless as a result of the Manchester terror attacks.
Homeless 33-year-old Chris Parker was praised for his efforts to rescue a young girl with serious wounds after the blast.
Noticing her estranged son in the news, Jessica begun a desperate attempt to reconnect with him. The pair had not spoken in five years.
And now the mother and son have a happy ending, with The Manchester Evening News reporting the pair have been reunited.
“We were having a chat and he got quite emotional,” Jessica said of the long-awaited reunion.
"I said ‘Do you want me to come up?’ and he said ‘Yes, I do. I need you mum.’”
The mother explained that her son "gave me the biggest hug" and said "I’m glad you’re here mum".
Jessica explained that Chris had been extremely shaken up by the horrific terror attacks.
“He needed to talk it through, to tell me how he felt. He got very emotional when he was talking," she said.
She hopes Chris will continue to stay in touch in the future.
“As a mother, I want to clean him up, feed him, clothe him, but I’ve got to remember that I can’t do that, it’s not my place to do that.”
A GoFoundMe page for Chris, who has been homeless in Manchester for about a year, has so far raised $89,432 AUD.