The 60 Minutes team not only fell for the Lost Boys, they became part of their new family in America.
"Listen, I've been doing stories for a very long time," says Simon. "We've seen a lot, we reporters, so we don't get deeply moved quite as often as we might. But this was deeply moving. And our affection -- our love -- for these boys was quite something."
Update from correspondent Bob Simon on the Lost Boys:
After our story aired last March, Joseph was able to make good on that promise to his mom, thanks to 60 Minutes viewers who donated enough money to fund his plane tickets. Just a few weeks ago, he was reunited with his mother in South Sudan for a short visit before returning to Kansas City. Joseph was lucky to get back to the United States. History, it seems, is repeating itself in South Sudan. Fighting has erupted in the last month, thousands of civilians have been killed. While his mother seems safe for now, South Sudan is on the brink of a civil war that could create more Lost Boys.