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Family reunited with local homeless man after 20 years of silence


October 28, 2020

Louis Carreiro sees his mom for the first time in decades

On a bright Saturday morning in mid-October, Louis Carreiro anxiously waited for a car he wouldn't recognize, peeking out of his tent at every sound.

He had hardly slept that night, nervous and excited in equal measure for the arrival.

Carreiro hadn't seen his mother, or any of his family for that matter, in more than 20 years, but she was coming for a visit that day.

He'd been on the streets since the late 1990s, when methamphetamine addiction and stints in jail left him on the streets of Medford, his hometown. It took more than a decade for him to kick that addiction, and by then he had...

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