Janie Rudolph lost her father at a young age. The father suffered from a heart attack and Janie was left with her mother. However, this is not what really happened. After 26 years passed, Janie found out that her father is still alive and that he has been waiting for her to visit him. This is a crazy story and you will never believe how it all started.

20. The Reunion

youtube.com/Inside Edition

This is the first time that Janie got together with her father Ronnie in 26 years. Can you believe this? Janie was told that her father was dead and she never knew that he was waiting for her to come back home ever since.

19. Missing Father

youtube.com/Inside Edition

As we previously mentioned, this story is incredible! It all started when Janie was young and living with her mother while her father worked in Tennessee.

18. Keeping In Touch

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Even though Janie was far away from her father, she would still keep in touch over the phone. She would call him every week to see what’s going on and talk with him. Unfortunately, Ronnie stopped answering one day.

17. Heart Attack

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Janie remembers to this day the moment when her father stopped answering the phone. She knew that something was not right and she decided to call a friend of his to see what’s going on.

16. Heart Attack

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Ronnie’s friend told Janie that her father had a heart attack and that he didn’t make it. Janie was heartbroken and she couldn’t believe what she just heard.

15. Mystery

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Years passed and Janie managed to get over her father’s death. However, she always wondered what actually happened to him and she wanted to visit Tennessee to find out more.

14. Busy Life

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Since Janie lives far away from Tennessee, she never made the time to visit. She already knew that her father passed away and she didn’t know what kind of information she could find out more about him.

13. Her Mother Passes Away

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Sadly, Janie’s mother passed away and she was left only with her aunt. This is when Janie went to pick up her mother’s death certificate and she figured that she might get her father’s death certificate as well, but there was a problem with this one.

12. Missing Death Certificate

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Janie couldn’t find her dad’s death certificate. She looked everywhere and the death certificate just wasn’t there. Janie was in shock. Could her father be alive?

11. Juanita Elliott

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Juanita Elliott is Ronnie’s sister and she says that there might be a chance that he is alive and she decided to call some friends from Tennessee. You will never believe what Juanita discovered!

10. He Is Alive!

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Juanita’s friends told her that Ronnie is still alive. The woman was in shock and her heart started racing. Could this be true?

9. Shocking News

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Both women were amazed and shocked at the same time. The man who they missed for so many years was just a couple miles away from them! Without giving it any second thought, they got in the car and drove to Ronnie.

8. Family Reunion

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Janie was eager to see her father. She dreamed about this family reunion ever since she was a little girl and she couldn’t believe that Ronnie was still alive.

7. Emotions

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Janie had to admit that she feared her father might not want to meet her. After all, it’s been 26 years and he didn’t reach out to her even once. Nonetheless, let’s see what happens when Janie and her dad meet for the first time.

6. Incredible Moment

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Janie was brought to tears when she first saw her dad. She missed him for 26 years and there he was, right in front of her!

5. The Sister Rushes In

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Juanita didn’t want to wait and she rushed in to hug her long-lost brother. This is a powerful moment and what happens next is even more incredible.

4. Big Hug

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Janie had tears running down her face ever since she saw her father. She never imagined that she would get to hug him even in her wildest dreams.

3. Never Forget

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Even though they have been separated for more than 26 years, they never forgot about each other. The unconditional love between parents and their children is something amazing.

2. Telling Stories

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Now that they are together once again, Janie and Ronnie have lots of stories to tell each other. They need to catch up on all the time they spent separated.

1. Missing Father

youtube.com/Inside Edition

Isn’t it incredible how Janie was able to find her father even though he was missing for 26 years? Nonetheless, we can be sure that they are going to spend as much time together as they can.