Four-year-old Emily Ruiz was reunited with her parents today. The Daily News reported on her parents’ joy:
“We have no words to express the joy it brings us to see, hold and kiss our daughter again,” her father, Leonel Ruiz, said Wednesday in a statement.
“We are very happy because we were away from her for so long, without being able to see or hold her.”
Wearing her little Dora the Explorer backpack, Emily flew back Tuesday after her family’s lawyer flew to Guatemala to retrieve her.
“She’s a lovely beautiful child. She never gave us a problem,” said the lawyer, David Sperling. “Emily was super happy to see her family.”
“It’s a happy ending.”