'Burger King Baby' finds birth mom: 'I am filled with emotions'

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By Amy Eley

Katheryn Deprill’s journey to finding her biological mother, who abandoned her in a Burger King bathroom 28 years ago, has come to an end.

Three weeks after publishing a Facebook post asking for help finding the woman who left her in the fast food restaurant's bathroom, Deprill was reunited with her mom on Monday, ending the viral search for the woman.

“I am filled with emotions and very overwhelmed,” Deprill told NBC News on Tuesday. “Definitely in a good way.”

Deprill said her mother found out about the search after seeing a story about it on TV.

Only hours old, Deprill was found wrapped in a red sweater in the bathroom of a Burger King in Lehigh Valley, Pa. on Sept. 15, 1986. She was adopted by Brenda and Carl Hollis, and is now a mother to three and an emergency medical technician. On March 2, Deprill posted a photo of her on Facebook holding up two pieces of paper that explained her birth story and asked for help finding her biological mother.

“Please help me find her by sharing my post,” it read. “Maybe she will see this. Thank you.”

The post was shared nearly 33,000 times, attracting nation-wide attention and resulting in a very happy ending. 

NBC News' Chiara Sottile contributed to this report. 

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