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Co-workers Surprise Adopted Colleague With African Inspired Celebration After Tracing Roots Back to Africa

Co-workers Surprise Adopted Colleague With African Inspired Celebration After Tracing Roots Back to Africa

As an adopted child Willie Moore Jr. always wanted to know more about his roots. When he took a DNA test and learned his lineage traces back to Benin and Togo, his co-workers planned a surprise to celebrate.

Because of Them We Can spoke to Moore’s wife Patricia Moore and learned that his team told him that he was having a photo shoot, however he didn’t know what is was for. He also didn’t assume anything of the African attire as "his stylist dressed him that way." 

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#relationshipwednesday when your an adopted child like @williemoorejrlive you always have a desire to know your family, your roots and just where you originated. Willie was able to take a DNA test to determine his lineage and heritage. As you can see a lot of his make-up comes from Africa. He has a very loving support team who celebrated his findings and the journey he has been on towards wholeness. He had no clue why he had an African theme inspired photo shoot that day, he thought it was a coincidence to walk in and hear drums.... GOT HIM 🤣! I admire his drive and determination towards always learning who he is so that he can either fix what is broken or tweak what needs fine tuning! #MoorePartyOf6 #HappilyAfterAll #JourneyToWholeness #IfYouKnowWhoYouAreYouCanGiveFromAHealthyPlace #BuildingLegacies #Family #BlackFamily #Children #williemoorejrlive #AdoptionIsAnOption #Believe #SurpriseWillie. A very Special thanks to @shandreka_monique and @atldrumacademy @iamkrystallee @bigmed @hebrewmusic @felipegstylist @jinithornton @ofuure @threadedculture who made this happen!!! SWIPE LEFT

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Moore can be heard saying, “Wow… thank you,” as he realizes the celebration is for him.

Following the event he posted the following to his Instagram page.

Moore is host of the William Moore Jr. Show in Atlanta. Kudos to his colleagues, stylist and wife for giving him a celebration fit for a king!