Posted by | May 30, 2009 16:32 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Hungarian Embassy in London couldn’t do it; the British Embassy in Budapest couldn’t, either; nor could Margaret Thatcher who was Prime Minister at the time.  But Facebook was able to reunite Avril Grube and her son Gavin, who hadn’t been together since Gavin was 3 years old.

…last October, her sister, Beryl Wilson, typed the name Gavin Paros into Google and found a link to someone of that name on the social networking site Facebook.


A frustrating wait followed. With more than 200 million users, there was a possibility that the Facebook member merely shared the name with Mrs Grube’s son.


It was several weeks before Mr Paros, now a 30-year-old father of three, checked his Facebook page and found the message from his aunt.

Turns out the boy was kidnapped by his father who said he was taking him to the zoo, but never returned. 

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