Long Lost Family viewers grabbed for the tissues this evening as one searcher introduced his two fathers.
Marc Wolfe was adopted by a Jewish family as a baby and was determined to find out about his family history when his adoptive mother died when he was 16.
He was reunited with his birth mother Ester Howard on the ITV show 18 months ago and hosts Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell caught up with Marc this evening.
Marc, 49, admitted that he has struggled to form a bond with his birth mother Ester since the pair were reunited after almost 50 years apart.
Speaking about his lack of bond with Ester, Marc said: “Unfortunately we are still strangers. The distance doesn’t help.
“With Ester living on the other side of the world, the only communication is email. Can’t get a bond over email.
“I would have liked a good long relationship with Ester but it made me think there is more to the story.”
Marc’s underwhelming relationship with his mother spurred him on to track down his birth father.
Ester was able to give Long Lost Family researchers the name of Andrew’s birth dad, David Ledwith.
In a very unusual twist, Marc was able to reunite with his biological father after the ITV team traced him through his unusual surname in the electoral records.
David was cautious at first and wanted a DNA test, but took one look at a photo and realised he was definitely his son.
The father and son duo initially met in private before inviting the cameras along and have since stuck up a close bond.
They have a surprising amount in common, as they are both are ex-military, both like building things and both drive HGVs for a living.
However, the family drama didn’t end there as Marc wanted to introduce David to his adoptive dad, Terry.
For the first time in Long Lost Family history, a son introduced his two dads to each other, and it was the moment Marc has always dreamt of.
Terry thanked David for giving him a son, while David thanks Terry for bringing Marc up.
Marc said: “It means everything that dad is here. To remind him as well that he hasn’t been replaced as he won’t be.
“It all make sense now. It puts everything in place. I know exactly who I am now and where I am from. They’re both going to be part of my family forever now.”
ITV viewers were left in tears as Marc introduced Terry to David.
Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: “Am in tears…..Hope those two dad’s get on. Lovely story and lovely guys.”
Another added: “Three lovely men, what a joyful outcome.”
A third posted: “The two dads meeting is lovely.”
While a fourth said: Mark and David. I am so emotional tonight.”
Elsewhere in tonight’s show, Richard Cue opens up about his close relationship with his birth mother Patrica after reuniting on the show in 2014.
Also, Sheila Knox went on the chat about being back in her son Mik’s life after she gave him up for adoptive when she was a 15-year-old schoolgirl.
The mother and son reunited 12 months ago off camera as Mike wanted to protect his adoptive mother feelings.
Sheila and Mike are now extreme close and have recently celebrated his 50th birthday together.