12 Years After These Siblings Were Rescued, They Locked Eyes With The Man Who Saved Them

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From the outside, the two teenage siblings sitting in the Dr. Phil studio look just like any other kids. But in reality, they had barely made it out alive from an unimaginable childhood that saw them locked away in cages, among other horrendous treatment. And even though their lives are very different 12 years after they’d been rescued, they will never forget the face of the man who saved them. All of this becomes extremely clear when they finally lock eyes with him again…

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In October 2003 Carlyle Smith made his way to the Gravelle residence in Norwalk, Ohio, for the first time. He hoped to obtain a job as the family’s part-time home help. This seemed like aid that parents Sharen and Michael Gravelle undoubtedly needed; they had 11 adopted children, after all.

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“The Gravelles were looking for someone to be there on either Saturday or Sunday, most of the day, so they could go out as a couple,” Smith recalled on a 2017 episode of TV talk show Dr. Phil. The former football coach thought he was up to the task because he had previously managed to lead 30 players on the field.

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