Kiran Sheikh was just two hours old when Joe Campbell found her in a telephone booth in London, UK.
Twenty-two years ago, Kiran’s mother resorted to abandoning her child to try to escape an abusive relationship.
Her mother phoned a childcare organization, the Samaritans, but before they could arrive, Joe had already found Kiran.
30-year-old Joe went to the authorities and soon applied for adoption to take in baby Kiran, but was denied the privilege.
‘I was allowed a picture with her, which I kept,’ Joe said.
Joe kept in contact with Kiran until she was 5-years-old and sent her gifts and birthday cards. Social services eventually asked him to stop.
Kiran, now 22, put the word out that she wanted to meet the man who saved her. Sure enough, Joe, now 52, married, and with 5 children, heard about it and was overcome with joy.