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Son meets father for the first time after seeing him on TVNZ's Seven Sharp

Noel Kelly, a 94-year-old Samaritan was featured on TVNZ's Seven Sharp last year.

Mr Kelly had spent 40 years helping out at his local kindergarten and in return was rewarded as a recipient for ASB’s Good as Gold.

An interview with Mr Kelly's son Maurice made its way to Perth, Australia where a man by the name of Charles was shown it.

Amongst the hundreds of thousands of viewers, Charles claimed to be the long-lost son of Maurice.

"I was told I was adopted at the age of seven." Charles told TVNZ’s Seven Sharp.

"At the age of 12 I tried to find Maurice and my biological mother."

Over a decade ago, Charles made efforts to contact his biological mother but finding Maurice was slightly more difficult as he hadn’t known he had a son.

Charles' mother believed Maurice was dead until a friend saw Noel and Maurice on the television.  She then called Charles to let him know the good news.

"Judith phoned me up and said I need to tell you that your father isn’t dead... ...he’s alive."

Charles made the phone call just before Christmas and told Maurice he was his birth father, which has now followed with a celebration of uniting together.

"A lot of people don’t get to meet their parents, grandfathers. It’s very overwhelming, it’s beautiful."

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    Maurice was reunited with his long lost son from across the ditch after he appeared on Seven Sharp last year. Source: Seven Sharp