Leah was a young mother of two when she found herself pregnant again, only this time going through a divorce. She wanted to give her unborn child a better chance at life, knowing at the time, she couldn’t give her what was needed. So she placed Natalie for adoption. That was 20 years ago.

One day, Natalie was chatting with her adoptive mom and told her how much she loved the name Dakota. That came as a shock to her mom, Anita, because that was the name Natalie’s biological mother had picked out for her. And so the search began.

Natalie did, indeed, find her birth mother. And as a special surprise for Leah’s 42nd birthday, Natalie appeared at the restaurant and ran into her arms for the first time in 20 years.

Grab a quick box of tissues before you begin watching!