TAMPA, Fla. — It'll be a Thanksgiving some 60 years in the making.

Gloria Casanova arrived Wednesday to Tampa International Airport, but she wasn't going anywhere. Instead, she welcomed home a brother she never knew existed.

That was until she started clicking around on a genealogy website. In September, Casanova reunited with her sister, Elizabeth. The siblings shared an early childhood until their mother put Elizabeth up for adoption. Almost a half-century later, they found each other again.

But a senior corporal with the Dallas Police Department, Stephen Hawthorne, popped up during Casanova's search: Her long-lost brother.

They spoke on the phone, though today was the first time they could greet each other face-to-face.

10News Photojournalist Mitchell Wallace shows you the hugs, smiles even some happy tears.

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