The love a parent feels for their child is like nothing else in the world. It's an unbreakable bond that is hard to explain, but Paul DiGiacomo is using his actions to prove how strong the love for his daughter is.
If you're a parent, you can understand the terror that Paul and his wife, Julie Chandler, when they hadn't heard from their daughter, Meghan, in ages. All they knew was that the last time they saw their daughter, she was using drugs.
Meghan had gone through treatment many times, but relapses were a way of life. Her parents had lost track of her after her most recent relapse, and they weren't even sure if she was still alive.
It wasn't until they turned on the TV one day that Paul and Julie found their daughter again.
CNN ran a story about heroin addiction in America, and they interviewed Meghan. Her parents saw the interview and a wave of relief flooded over them. Their daughter was alive. However, it was clear she needed help.
"I lost the love of my life, we both overdosed, and when I woke up he was dead," Meghan revealed. "I'm not really afraid [to die from drug addiction], and honestly, sometimes it just seems easier."
"I’m never giving up on Meghan," her mom said. "She won’t die. She can’t."
Shocked at their daughter's struggles, Paul knew he had to do something to help. He searched to find his daughter on the streets of Boston, and when he did, he moved in next to her.
"I was literally sleeping here and I woke up to my dog licking my face and I looked, and my dad’s like, 'Alright, we’re all moved in,'" Meghan told CNN.
Paul had brought the family dog and vowed to be homeless with his daughter until she got help for her addiction.
"I’m not leaving until you get help or go to the hospital," he told her.
Paul stays with Meghan at all times, making sure she's warm and doesn't overdose. He spends his time trying to convince her to get help, while she spends her time watching out for her dad.
"I feel alright for myself sleeping on the street, but I check on him 100 times during the night," she said. "That’s who I am. I always take care of other people before I take care of myself."
Paul says he doesn't mind protecting his daughter.
"My kids are everything to me, they really are," he says.