After a Los Angeles Times columnist wrote about Eddie Dotson — a 67-year-old man living in an elaborate shelter under a freeway overpass — two people wrote emails saying they had been looking for their father for years.
“I just received word of your story published in the LA Times about my father. My brother and I have been looking for him for over 12 years. This is the happiest day of my life!”
“Eddie Dotson is my father. . . . Thank you very much for speaking so kindly about him; he’s a great man!”