Emotional moment Nigerian woman reunited with her 34-year-old Italian daughter she last saw when she was 8 (Video)
A Nigerian woman has reunited with her 34-year-old Italian daughter whom she last saw when she was only 8 years old.
The emotional reunion was captured in a video that has since gone viral on social media.
The video shows the mother and daughter hugging each other tightly and crying tears of joy as they reunited in Nigeria. The daughter, whose name is given as Domenica, had flown in from Italy to meet her long-lost mother after over two decades of separation.
At first, Domenica’s mother was uncertain if she was her child, until she demanded to look at her back, as she remembered that her long-lost daughter had sustained an injury on her back when she was a little girl. She became emotional when she found the mark on the lady’s back, confirming that she was indeed her daughter.
“Jesus!!!”, the mother shouted as she wept and hugged her child.
When asked what happened that led to their separation, the mother said that in 1984, her own mother who lived in Italy asked her to send her baby to live with her in Italy because she was quite lonely in the European country. She said her mother sent her some documents to help facilitate her daughter, Domenica Kofoworola’s relocation. She said her mother later contacted her that she was ill and that Domenica had been taken away from her.
She said her mother told her that she would only be able to see Domenica after she had turned 18. The mother said she even visited the Italian embassy to see if they could help locate her daughter in Italy, but it was an exercise in futility. She mentioned that she even attempted to travel to Italy but was denied a visa.
Towards the end of the video, Domenica met her other siblings who hugged her and gave her a warm welcome.
Watch the video below,