Chris Parker, one of the two homeless men who helped save lives of Manchester terror attack victims, has reunited with his mother, Jessica Parker, after 5 years.
Mother Parker had no clue that her son is sleeping on the streets until she saw him on television. Desperate to get in touch with her son, Jessica Parker contacted Manchester Evening News soon after she saw her son’s heroism hitting the headlines around the world. The two were reunited last Friday.
Reportedly, she also posted on the GoFundMe page created to raise funds for homeless Chris.
Mirror Online quotes Jessica saying,
We were having a chat and he got quite emotional. I said do you want me to come up?
To this, Chris Parker replied that he needed her and wanted her back in his life.
Having found out the whereabouts of her son, Jessica who lives in Sprowston, a small town near Norfolk, England came down to Manchester to meet him. The reunion was quite an emotional and special moment for both of them. Describing the same, Jessica Parker says,
It was hard to put into words how it was. He just gave me the biggest hug and said ‘I’m glad you’re here mum’. I said ‘I wanted to come up and see you and make sure you are all right.’ He needed to talk it through, to tell me how he felt. He got very emotional when he was talking. We went down to St Ann’s Square – it’s a beautiful place at the moment.
Thanking everyone for their support, Jessica Parker hopes to stay in touch with her son. The two met again on Saturday and mother Parker is planning to return to Manchester to pay another visit to her son.