Police officer reunites with young man he saved from dumpster as a baby 25 years ago.

Police officer reunites with young man he saved from dumpster as a baby 25 years ago.
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Officer finds abandoned baby, abandoned baby grows up, finds officer and biological parents.

Police officer reunites with young man he saved from dumpster as a baby 25 years ago.

This photo is from 1989, a full decade after you could rock a mustache like that unless, of course, you just saved a baby.
(screengrab via ABC 7)

One day in 1989, officer Michael Buelna heard what sounded like a cat meowing behind a dumpster in Santa Ana, California.

When he investigated, he found a newborn baby (the umbilical cord still attached) crying underneath some garbage.

25 years later, officer Michael Buelna finally met Robin Barton, the baby Buelna saved. Robin's adoptive parents were also present at the emotional meeting, his father saying he was happy to look in Buelna's eyes and say: "Thank you for saving his life."

Robin Barton told ABC News he had forgiven his biological mother for abandoning him, saying: "I'm not angry or upset with her, and I forgive her because she was a young woman in a very compromising position."

As if that weren't enough to start sobbing right now, Robin Barton also met his biological father for the first time this week because of the above news story airing on ABC 7. Marcos Meza, Robin's real father, contacted police after seeing the story on TV, finally met his son, and probably has a lot to explain.

Robin Barton is now begging us all to start feeling many more emotions by saying he plans to visit his biological mother as well.

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You can watch the entire story on ABC 7:


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