A homeless man from Beaumont tells us that this holiday season is about spending time with loved ones, and after being homeless for more than a decade, his only wish is to be reunited with his family.

"It hurts me for the choices I made in life," says Terry Jones, who is living in the streets of Beaumont.

While wheelchair bound and despite his situation, he is putting a smile during a difficult time.

"Money doesn't mean anything to me as much as being loved," Jones says.

All he owns is several pieces of clothes, a tarp, a blanket, and his wheelchair.

He is searching for his family with the help of a stranger.

"We're going to find them," says Kristen Wertman, who saw Jones asking for money on the corner of Eastex and Laurel Street in Beaumont.

"My brother has been missing for 7 years now, and It would make that situation better for me if I can help this man find his family," Wertman says.

"She told me she was putting me on Facebook so I can find my niece," Jones says.

Wertman snapped a photo of Jones and posted it in several pages in the San Antonio area, on a quest to find Jones' long-lost niece, Alanna Jones Davis.

"I taught her how to swim and to be respectful like my mom used to be," Jones says.

Jones is a missing relative to someone else, and now a new found friend for Wertman.

"You give me hope for my brother," Wertman says,

"If you're here, he might be out there somewhere," she explains.

"I just wish I had a place to lay back and relax and enjoy the time God has left for me," Jones says.

"I really hope we can find them for you," Wertman explains.