Beyoncé’s songwriter finds missing brother living homeless in L.A

Beyoncé’s songwriter Diana Gordon, who is famous for the “Becky with the good hair” line that sent the internet ablaze, has been reunited with her brother after a random encounter with him when she found him homeless at a bus stop thousands of miles from home.

David had left her family’s home 16 years ago, and Gordon said that she had given up all hope of finding him until she saw him there, sitting on two crates.

“After the first decade went by, I lost hope of ever finding him,” Gordon admitted. “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.”

To her shock, she found that he had been living, homeless, only a “few miles” from where she lived.

As soon as she recognized him, she stopped her car, completely shocked.

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“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,” she recalled. “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?”

She struck up a conversation with him, but she quickly realized that he didn’t recognize her.

“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,” Gordon said.

She has since managed to reconnect with him and hoped to be able to help him.

“I convinced him to come back with me to my house with the promise of a warm bed and food. He was hesitant, thinking it was a trick. He is not used to any sort of kindness,” she said. “I will do everything in my power to see him through to healing. He needs a break in his life… he has never had a single one.”

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