“He put his hands on my face like he was trying to feel was I really his son.”

George Robinson’s parents never married, and growing up, he never knew his biological father. But he always wondered what his dad was like–especially when he went to the doctor for his yearly physical.

“On the form, they would always ask you information about the illnesses that your parents had,” George says. “But I could never tell anything about my father, and I used to make stuff up.”

It took more than 40 years for George to find his father, eventually tracking him down on the internet. Turns out, his father never knew he had a son. At StoryCorps, George told his daughter Katie about finally meeting his dad.

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