When Bryan Thouvenel’s ex-girlfriend took off with their child, he was left devastated.
Little Harmony Rain Thouvenel, who was two at the time, was taken by her mother across the Oregon border two years ago.
The father of three spent years trying to track them down in Washington, but his searches kept coming up empty.
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It was when he filed for custody for her that things changed.
A friend called him and told him they had seen Harmony at a Salvation Army so immediately, he and his mother headed there.
After getting a court order, a judge ultimately put Harmony back in his custody.
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“I sat there and the next thing you know I've got my daughter coming out, walking by herself,” he said.
“She's kind of looking around, and I said her name once. She kind of looked at me funny and I said, 'Harmony, it's daddy.' Her eyes just kind of lit up.”
“It made it all worth it, you know?” he said.
“It was two years I fought through hell just to be a part of my daughter's life and she was back in my life.”
As for Harmony's mother, he said Harmony still talks to her via Skype and she has been approved to have supervised visits with Harmony, but Bryan has full custody.
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