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Mom Thinks Her Son Has Died, Sees Him on TV Months Later as a Homeless Man

Brittany Chalmers
Jan 17, 2022
10:20 A.M.
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When a homeless man witnessed a deadly car crash, he rushed to the vehicle to help the victims. His brave actions were lauded on television and led to an unexpected family reunion.  

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A Houston, Texas sheriff's deputy is lucky to be alive this month after being involved in a car crash that claimed one life. A passerby named Johnny Lee Walker saw what happened and didn't think twice before stepping in to help.

The car was burning, and Walker knew he needed to pull the passenger from the wreckage. He risked his life to save another, and it made all the difference. 

A mother and her son are reunited after she thought he was dead | Photo: youtube.com/KPRC 2 Click2Houston

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HE WOULD NOT DIE ALONE 

Walker shared: "I was thinking, 'the car was going to blow, let me help this man. If he dies, he won't die alone." The homeless hero was thanked by many, and news stations covered his story. However, Walker didn't regard himself as a hero. 

He explained: "I'm hoping any human would have that much humanity for another person." Unexpectedly, Walker's recognition for his brave actions led to something special.

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THEY THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD

Walker's family spotted him on their television screens, and they were stunned to see him alive. His sister, Monica Collines, was lost for words upon seeing him. She expressed"We thought he had passed away."

Walker's family hadn't seen him since Thanksgiving, and they had reason to believe he was killed. They were informed that he had been stabbed, and after they failed to track him down, they assumed the worst.

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RELIEVED TO SEE HIM ALIVE

The family searched the streets, checked the morgue and various hospitals, but there was no sign of Walker. They were distraught and thought they might never see him again. Thankfully, they did. 

After Collins and her mother spotted Walker on television, they quickly jumped into their car and drove to northeast Houston. They were relieved that he was alive, and it came at just the right time.

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HE HAD NO MORE REGRETS 

Walker told the family he had been questioning his existence. However, the recent encounter changed everything, and he no longer regretted his life. A GoFundMe page was created to help him, and more importantly, he was reunited with his family.

Walker stated

“I’ve been beating myself up because I’ve been homeless so long but I had to go through all that to get to this. If I wasn’t homeless, I wouldn’t have been here.”

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ANOTHER HOMELESS REUNITES WITH FAMILY

Walker wasn't the only homeless man that was reunited with his family. Jason Kelly of Liverpool, England, managed to track down his homeless father in 2020 after 12 years apart. The reunion was also made possible thanks to a news publication. 

Liverpool ECHO ran a photo of Kelly's father, David, and someone recognized him and put the pair in contact. It was an emotional reunion for the father and son.

Both homeless men, Walker and David, were found after being spotted in the news. Their families were thrilled to reunite with them and for the opportunity to make up for the lost time. 

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