Brother and sister abandoned at birth 50 years ago are reunited

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Brother and sister sitting on a vintage. (PHOTO: PBNJ Productions/Getty Images)
Brother and sister sitting on a vintage. (PHOTO: PBNJ Productions/Getty Images)
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The restorative qualities of a good cry have been underlined during lockdown.

With so many of us missing loved ones, the story of a brother and sister reuniting – 50 years after they were abandoned as babies – is more cathartic than ever.

David McBride (58) was left in the front seat of an unlocked car on the outskirts of Belfast on a freezing cold January evening in 1962, while his sister Helen Ward (52) was found on the other side of the Irish border in a telephone booth in Dundalk six years later.

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