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PALO ALTO (KPIX 5) — For one San Francisco Bay Area mother and daughter, the Thanksgiving season has been extra special for the past 29 years.

Carlis and Corie Crowe said they have former KPIX 5 reporter Barbara Rodgers to thank for that. It all began with Rodgers knocking on their door on a November morning in 1987.

Because of that 1987 encounter, this year’s holiday season the Crowe family asked Rodgers to meet with them, and she agreed. The location: Stanford Medical Center.

When Rodgers arrived, she was greeted by a young lady who ran up to her with a huge smile and presented her with a bouquet of flowers. Rodgers was overcome with emotion.

“Oh, oh, you’re gonna make me cry,” exclaimed Rodgers as the young lady hugged her tightly.

“It was the tightest and longest hug I’ve had in a very long time,” Rodgers said.

The last time Rodgers saw Corie, she was just a few weeks away from her 3rd birthday. Continue reading
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