just_in1The BBC reports this morning that David Goldman of Tinton Falls has been reunited with his 9-year-old son after a half-decade-long international custody battle.

The event occurred at the U.S. consultate in Rio de Janiero following court rulings in the American man’s favor and the decision by the boy’s Brazilian relatives to end their legal opposition to Sean Goldman’s repatriation to the United States, the BBC reports.

From the article:

Sean’s Brazilian grandmother and stepfather brought him to the US consulate in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday morning in line with a court ruling.

“This is a very difficult moment,” Silvana Bianchi said.

The Beeb has an Associated Press photo of Sean Goldman being squeezed between two men as they make their way through a throng of reporters and photographers at the consulate.