Ted Williams is reunited with his 90-year-old mother
Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice, was reunited with his 90-year-old mother, Julia Williams, on Thursday in New York, just hours after he spoke of her tearfully on the "Today" show.
Crying "Mommy, mommy," according to the Columbus Dispatch, Williams ran to his mother across a conference room in Manhattan. She embraced him after declaring that her "prodigal son" had returned. They hadn't seen each other in almost 20 years.
A reunion anticipated to happen at LaGuardia Airport -- Julia was escorted there by "The Early Show" host Chris Wragge to meet her son as he got off the plane from Ohio -- was delayed when Ted was whisked away by the another news crew, CBS News said.
"God has answered my prayer," Julia said on "The Early Show," acknowledging that it hurt to miss her son at the airport. "I prayed that I would live to see this time when he would do well." Her son was being interviewed by Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira at almost the same time on "Today."
Julia Williams, incidentally, has quite a lovely voice herself.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Reuters contributed to this report.
Top photo: Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice, is reunited with his mother, Julia Williams, 90, in a New York office conference room on Thursday. Credit: Doral Chenoweth III / Columbus Dispatch / Associated Press
Bottom photo: Ted Williams shows reporters on Wednesday where he'd been living on the north side of Columbus, Ohio. Credit: Doral Chenoweth III / Columbus Dispatch / Associated Press