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Family reunited with missing New York man after spotting his photo in newspaper report on homeless in Washington D.C.
Nicholas A. Simmons, 20, was last seen leaving his home in Greece on New Year's Day
After he didn't come back, his relatives launched a desperate search for him by contacting local media and making posts on Facebook
However, on Sunday his parents saw a homeless man who looked like Simmons in a USA TODAY story published by the Democrat and Chronicle
They notified police who located the man near the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The image of Simmons was one of 126 photos moved by the AP depicting cold weather across the country, showing how lucky the family was