Uncle Returns Home To Mexico To Surprise Family After 34 Years Away

A man who moved from Mexico to the United States in 1990 to "chase the American Dream" could finally return to his homeland after more than three decades, paying his siblings a beautiful surprise visit. Florencio Chavez, 55, moved from his hometown of Jalisco, Mexico, to settle in Indiana, where he worked tirelessly, making a life for himself and raising a family. But due to the constraints of his immigration status, Florencio could not leave the country, "casting a shadow" over his aspirations, his family said. Fast forward 30 years, and when Florencio had finally received the necessary paperwork to travel overseas, he was presented with the exciting prospect of heading home to see his siblings – brothers Franciso and Arnoldo and sisters Lourdes, Nelida and Maricela. On March 15, returning to Jalisco, Florencio made his way around the town for a series of surprises, bringing his siblings to joyous smiles and floods of tears. Florencio's niece, Vanessa Noyola, 26, traveled with her uncle and captured wholesome videos of the moments to show her family. Having later posted the videos on TikTok, Vanessa received several wholesome comments.
Release Status:
TV & Digital
Location: Jalisco, Mexico
  • Date Acquired03-28-2024
  • Date Filmed03-15-2024
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing
Tags:  reunion , reunited , uncle , family , Mexico

Uncle Returns Home To Mexico To Surprise Family After 34 Years Away


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