The songwriter behind the line “Becky with the good hair” in Beyonce’s song “Sorry” was recently reunited with her missing brother after spotting him at a bus stop in Los Angeles. He was homeless and suffers from mental illness.
According to the Daily Mail, Diana Gordon, 28, recognized her sibling David sitting at a bus stop. He had left their home in Queens, New, York 16 years ago and hadn’t been heard from since.
“After the first decade went by, I lost hope of ever finding him. These last few years, I accepted the fact that we were never going to find him… in my heart I had put him to rest,” she said.
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❤️ THIS WAS THE VERY MOMENT WE FOUND MY BROTHER DAVID ALIVE !!!!! WE FACE TIMED OUR OTHER SIBLINGS IN . HE HAS BEEN MISSING FOR 16 YEARS ❤️. A few days ago I experienced a true miracle.🙏🏾 As pulled to side of the road and laid eyes on the homeless man sitting at the bus stop with only his 2 crates, my heart was beating, the tears had already begun to pour down my face . You see, after the first decade went by, I lost hope of ever finding him. These last few years, I accepted the fact that we were never going to find him. In my heart I had put him to rest . Los Angeles has a population of nearly 10 million people. How is it that he was sitting alone at a bus stop less than a few miles from my home? ( I just moved here from New York ). His memory is fragmented. His spirit defeated. He has only had his own thoughts to comfort him during this long stretch of time and because of that, a form of mental illness has set in.In fact, now that I have spent several days caring for him in my home and interacting with him, he truly seems to be stuck in a child like state. I asked what he had been doing all these years and his one reply was, "SURVIVING." In the last few days, while working on gaining his trust, I have made countless calls to hospitals, counselors, social workers and friends to figure out the next steps. What has become apparent is that it is going to take a lot of care, time and nurturing, to once and for all show him that he is not alone and that he is loved and worth loving. 😔😔😔UPDATE: due to to the unsolicited press publishing stories about David's miracle, There has been a wave of love and support but also sadly, internet trolls have also brought negativity into something wildly positive,amazing and beautiful . I have decided Gofundme is no longer the best way to raise money for my brother on a public platform. Everything I do, I do in love. I'm a young woman who will always do the best I can for my family. Thank you to so many of you for your prayers love and support 🌹🙏🏾. D
Gordon was shocked that despite them growing up thousands of miles away, he was living, homeless, only a “few miles” from where she was in LA. She also said that she recognized him instantly.
“My heart was beating, the tears had already begun to pour down my face. You see, after the first decade went by, I lost hope of ever finding him,” she recalled. “Los Angeles has a population of nearly 10 million people. How is it that he was sitting alone at a bus stop less than a few miles from my home?”
After striking up a conversation she quickly realized that David didn’t recognize her. “As I continued to talk to him, I quickly realized my brother who had once built computers and gadgets out of spare parts has suffered severely in ways I have only begun to understand.”
“His memory is fragmented. His spirit defeated. He has only had his own thoughts to comfort him during this long stretch of time and because of that, a form of mental illness has set in,” she continued.
Gordon was able to get her brother to go home with her.
“I convinced him to come back with me to my house with the promise of a warm bed and food. He was hesitant, thinking it was a trick. He is not used to any sort of kindness.”
She said that she is gradually reintroducing him to family members and showing him pictures from his childhood.
“I will do everything in my power to see him through to healing. He needs a break in his life…he has never had a single one.”
Gordan has written for songs for Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez and Ciara and signed her own record deal when she was 19.
Gordon has set up a Gofundme page to help raise money for her brother.
Beyonce’s Songwriter Finds Missing Brother Living On The Streets Of LA was originally published on hellobeautiful.com