Editor's note: Our sister station WAVE 3 News learned Friday morning that Jerry Miller has found his daughter. Out of respect for the Millers, we'll let them re-unite and try to catch back up with the happy family at a later date.
Jerry Miller had a baby girl in Covington 39 years ago, but had to give her up for medical reasons - and is now using social media to try to find her.
A picture he shared to Facebook has been shared thousands of times.
"I'm trying to find my daughter. I'm sorry... I can't, this very hard for me," Miller said.
He said he's never forgotten their brief meeting.
"Holding her in my arms 30 to 45 minutes. The most beautiful baby and then they taking her out of my arms and walk away. That's a nightmare that nobody wants to see or be in," Miller said.
In the post, Miller said he had a brain aneurism shortly after her birth and wasn't expected to survive.
"Please everyone share this. My dad is looking for a daughter that was adopted while he was very ill and was unable to gain custody in 1978," the post reads.