News Anchor helped boy to get adopted.
News Anchor That Helped A Boy Get Adopted Gets A Surprise Visit
During a segment on WFAA News weekly “Wednesday’s Child,” news anchor named Gloria Campos found a peculiar young boy who was hoping to be adopted by loving parents.
In 2007, Gloria met Ke’onte, an 8-year-old boy who had been bouncing around in the Plano, Texas foster system for most of his young life. The media exposure helped Ke’onte find a new home, but unfortunately, it didn’t work out in the long run. “I have been transferred to three different homes, and the adoption didn’t go quite well,” Ke’onte said.
Gloria Campos and Ke’onte Cook.
When Gloria found out that Ke’onte was back in the foster care system, she decided to feature him for a second time on “Wednesday’s Child.” This time, Ke’onte’s segment was spotted by the right family at the right time! Carol and Scott Cook saw Ke’onte on television and knew that instant that he was meant to be their son. “He just sort of spoke to us through the video,” Scott said.
It turns out, Ke’onte had been put through the wringer in the four years he’d spent in foster care.
News Anchor Gloria Campos.
When he first arrived at the Cook's house, he was so agitated like he was literally walking in circles and staring at walls. Now, with the love of his new family, Ke’onte is a great student, an active runner, hiker, and dancer. None of this could have happened if Gloria had did not feature for the second time Ke’onte on her news segment and he and his parents are so indebted.
Gloria and the news team aired a video of Ke’onte’s happy ending, but just before the video ended, the anchor herself got the surprise of a lifetime live on air.
Gloria didn’t have a clue that Ke’onte will visit her.
Ke’onte, now 14 years-old, was hiding behind the news desk, ready to jump out and give Gloria a huge hug
“Thank you so much, because you’ve made my life worthwhile,” Ke’onte said. “and you’ve helped me become the person I am right now.”
Gloria was so happy and surprised.
“I’m so happy that you’re happy,” Gloria said.
Watch the happy moment, and don’t forget to share this story with anyone who needs to feel the love today.
“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”