Siblings Reunite At Wedding After More Than 40 Years

This military veteran was given a huge surprise reunion ahead of his wedding day, as his wife secretly arranged for his sister to show up – more than 40 YEARS after they last met in person. Al Maldonado, 61, could not hide his delight as he and his sister, Rosalinda Guenara, 60, embraced for more than a minute, smiles beaming on their faces. The siblings had lived in the Bronx, New York, when they were very young, but after their foster father died, Al and Rosalinda were separated, with Al heading to an orphanage and Rosalinda heading to live with another foster family. Al and his sister were separated when he was around 13, his wife, Susan Wilson, said, and Susan was determined to give her husband-to-be the greatest surprise of all for their wedding, as Al had been so considerate to her family when her sister was very ill. Al had quit his job to move to La Farge, Wisconsin, to help Susan care for her sister, Sheila, who died from complications with muscular dystrophy a few years ago. Since then, Al has also helped raise Sheila’s daughter, Kayla, like one of his own, and he and Susan have opted to remain in La Farge. And so, having contacted Al’s daughter, Yvette, who know he and Rosalinda had been in touch on Facebook, Susan, 48, went about putting the pieces in place for the surprise ahead of their July 20 wedding.
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Location: La Farge, Wisconsin, USA
  • Date Acquired08-08-2019
  • Date Filmed07-08-2019
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Siblings Reunite At Wedding After More Than 40 Years

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Woman Tracks Down Biological Sibling On The Other Side Of The World

Sisters Surprise Brother After 30 Years Apart

Grandpa Surprises Sister After Half A Decade Apart

Man Surprised By Sister He Has Not Seen In 16 Years

Kids Run Through Class When Military Dad Returns Home After Months Away

Boy With Cancer Surprised By Return Of Big Brother

Navy Brother Makes Sister's Jaw Drop When He Returns Home

Girl Waits To Hug Big Brother Every Day School Bus Arrives

Sister Returns From Navy To Surprise Best Friend Sibling At School

Girl Almost Knocks Solider Sister Over After 10 Month Deployment

Biological Sisters Who Reunited On Facebook Hug After More Than 50 Years Apart

Four Sisters Reunite For The First Time In 13 Years

Grandma Surprised by Sister On Birthday After 15 Years Apart

Identical Twins Prank Dad After 18 Months Away From Home

Military Twin Fights Back Tears When He Holds Niece For First Time

Military Son Returns From Deployment To Walk Mom Down Aisle

Mom Who Thought Military Son Couldn't Make Wedding Receives Surprise

Couple Kept Apart By Pandemic Touch For First Time In 84 Days On Wedding Day

Biological Siblings Meet For Very First Time After Pandemic Delay

Boy Has Wholesome Reunion With Sisters After Brain Surgery

Brother And Sister Cry Tears Of Joy When They Hug Sibling They've Not Seen In Seven Years

Brothers In Nineties Finally Reunited After Year Apart

Siblings Who Are Deaf Reunite After Over A Decade Apart

Military Dad Surprises Son Who Thinks He's Meeting Newborn Sister

Siblings Reunite In Disney After 14 Years Apart

Sister Sobs Happy Tears In Restaurant When Military Brother Surprises Her

Emotional Moment Woman Finally Hugs Biological Brother For First Time

Man Returns From College To Surprise Sister Getting Off School Bus

Girl Surprised By Biological Brother She's Never Met For The First Time In Nine And A Half Years