Look: Incredible Story of Beyoncé Songwriter Credited With 'Becky With the Good Hair' Finding Missing Brother of 16 Years

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11:  Diana Gordon attends the Prabal Gurung fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows September 2016 at The Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)

Look: Incredible Story of Beyoncé Songwriter Credited With 'Becky With the Good Hair' Finding Missing Brother of 16 Years

Here's how Diana Gordon miraculously found her sibling on a curb near her home.

Published January 4, 2017

  1. Diana Gordon, 28, has been in the music industry since she was a teen; Until recently, she was best known for helping craft the line 'Becky with the good Hair' for Beyoncé's 'Sorry'
  2. However, her most recent accomplishment cannot be measured in record sales

    A few weeks ago, Gordon was reunited with her brother, who went missing after leaving their home in New York 16 years ago.

    To make the story even more incredible, Gordon spotted her brother sitting, homeless, at a bus stop near her home in Los Angeles, which is at least 3,000 miles away from where she last saw him.

    Gordon, who has also written for Ciara, Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Lopez, admitted that she had given up hope of finding her brother.

    In an Instagram post that was written right after spotting David, the songwriter said, “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.”

    However, once she looked out of her car window and saw who she knew was her brother, she could not contain her emotions.

    ❤️ THIS WAS THE VERY MOMENT WE FOUND MY BROTHER DAVID ALIVE !!!!! WE FACE TIMED OUR OTHER SISTERS 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? 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.

    A photo posted by Diana Gordon (@dianagordonofcl) on

    Although he did not recognize her at first, David eventually agreed to come home with Gordon for some food and a warm bed. Gordon then created a GoFundMe to raise money to take care of David. 

  3. On the GoFundMe page, Diana shared that they recently threw David a birthday party for all the ones he has missed

    Gordon said on the page that she is also talking to social workers and health professionals about everything David will need in the immediate future.

  4. Nearly $6,000 has been raised for David and we couldn't be happier

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)

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