Many months of late-night calls and a DNA test had led to that life-changing moment.
Now 64-year-old Elsie Ramirez was finally face-to-face with her sons, Raymond, 47, and Anthony, 46. She hadn't seen them since they were infants.
Ramirez said she left Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, in the 1970's shortly after her relationship with her husband broke down. He was in the military and stationed at Ramey Air Force Base. Soon after the couple's relationship soured, social services in Puerto Rico became involved and the brothers and their mother were split up.
In May this year they made a massive breakthrough. Anthony's girlfriend bought him a DNA test for his birthday. He was able to connect with a large database of historical records to find living relatives who shared the same DNA.
The test threw up a match for Wiggs' cousin, Elsie Ramirez' nephew, who he then tracked down. The man broke some stunning news Elsie was alive and living in Massachusetts.
His mother heard his voice on her phone just an hour later.
"She was actually at the mall in the restroom," Wiggs said. "There was a lady in there next to her who heard her screaming and crying out of joy."
Anthony had Raymond join the call. Abreu said his mother told them in Spanish "I always prayed, I always tried to look for you." Then all three cried together. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>