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Elderly man finds son after discovering letter hidden by deceased wife for decades

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Fox17) — An 81-year-old Grand Rapids man has found out that he has a son.

The man had tried having kids all his life but thought it was a life goal he would never accomplished.

“He’s my full son that I’ve had my whole life, but why my wife hid that letter is beyond me.”

But a letter sent by the child’s mother more than 50 years ago told him of his then 5-year-old son. That man is now 61.

It was a message believed to have been hidden by his wife for decades.

Tony Trapani, 81, said that after his wife passed away, he was cleaning out one of her old filing cabinets when he came across the letter.

Father and son only met for the first time Sunday, and Trapani said he feels like a new dad.

Samuel Childress, meeting…

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