A viral Facebook photo of a young woman in search of her birth mother was covered by ABC News and has resulted in excellent news. Twenty-one-year-old Jenessa Simons of Utah has been reunited with her birth mother after garnering national attention and a Facebook photo campaign that resulted in nearly 100,000 "likes" in 48 hours.
In the photo seen above, Jenessa Simons can be seen holding a sign saying "Please Like & Share," but the large handwritten sign next to her donned the heartfelt words of a girl in search of her biological family. The viral campaign ended in a woman contacting her with a message that said the following:
"I think I'm your birth mother. I can't believe it's you. I've waited all this time."
This is an excellent ending, so far, for the 21-year-old woman and hopefully DNA tests conclude a positive outcome for everyone involved. If anything, it seems as though Simons has inspired a new trend on social networks because another woman out of Utah is hoping the search for her biological mother will go viral in the same way. Her name on Facebook is Mary Ellen and she is now the focus of a viral Facebook photo.
The photo you see above is of Mary Ellen, who is searching for her mother. With the overwhelmingly positive outcome in the aforementioned story, it's hopeful that Ellen's will end in a positive manner as well. However, people should be cautious when doing anything online like this because this could attract the wrong kind of people.
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