Moultroup, who came from Vermont to meet her mother, received the AncestryDNA kit as a Christmas gift last year. With it, she found a cousin she'd never known before.
She gave the cousin her mother's name, which is all she knew of her, and, amazingly, her cousin dropped a bombshell on Moultroup: "She said, 'oh, that's my aunt! By the way, she's still alive!'"
"It's good to meet you," Moultroup said as she finally stood back, just a bit, from her mother's arms. "Same to you," Purinton said with a grin as her daughter wiped a tear from her eye.
Purinton looked into Moultroup's eyes, saying, "you're really not dead!"
"I'm not dead," Moultroup said, igniting laughter in everyone who watched this incredible moment, and fell back into another long overdue hug.
Purinton will spend the rest of her life now knowing that she is not alone. Not only has she found her daughter, Purinton also gained grandchildren and great grandchildren through this incredible discovery.