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Dane County man helps stranger unite with family

BROOKLYN (WKOW) -- For more than three decades, Rod Hobbs had been searching for his biological father. He even hired private investigators and DNA experts.

Last year, Hobbs' search led him to Brian Richards, a Brooklyn resident and amateur genealogist. Richards had reached out to Hobbs while searching for information for his adopted daughter. There ended up being no connection between the two families.

But still, Richards was touched by Hobbs' story.

So he planted some seeds over the course of six months on sites like 'Ancestry' and '23andMe'. Eventually he inched closer to solving the mystery.

Thursday on 27 News at 10, Lance Veeser explains how the kindness of one stranger revealed a whole new family for another.

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