A woman from Idaho, U.S.A got the shock of a lifetime when she discovered her biological father after a 20 year search. Shoshannah Hensley, 23, was working Sunday night at the Exxon station in Post Falls, Idaho, when a homeless man she had seen around town came in and inquired how much money was left on his food stamp card.
She took the card to check, and after looking at it and asking the man his middle name told him: 'You're my biological father! I've been searching for you for over 20 years.' 'As far as I knew he was just another gentleman on the streets coming in to the store,' Hensley told KHO of the man with the large cowboy hat she had seen many times before Sunday.
And the father was just as excited as his daughter for the two to finally be reunited after all these years. 'We both started shaking,' he said of the emotional reunion.
Even as he was being interviewed he had trouble keeping it together, fighting back tears as he held up his hand to the camera and said; 'I don't wanna cry. When you miss a child, you feel empty for years.' Hensley Sr. also said that he is going to make sure that after 20 years apart the two are never separated again.
'I'm going to be there in every way. Whatever it takes,' he said. Hensley said she still can't believe that after years of searching this is how she found her father, 50 miles away from her hometown of Sandpoint where she last saw him as toddler.