The reunion of a woman with the man who helped her 24 years ago is what the internet is for

If the internet goes on trial for being responsible for the crumbling fabric of society, this story will be exhibit one for the defence. A woman named Mevan Babakar turned to Twitter with a request that struck a chord with a lot of people; she was trying to find a man who meant a great deal to her.

Her appeal was widely shared, and people who might have relevant connections were tagged in, so before long, news outlets were reaching out.

This moving interview explains why it meant so much to Mevan to try to track down her benefactor.

The BBC picked up the story, extending its reach even further.