Yanet came to Friendship Park from Fontana, California, United States. Her mother came to visit her from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. It had been 15 years since Yanet had seen her mother. It was Yanet's birthday so her mother sang her "Las Mañanitas", the Mexican birthday song. Her mother wanted to do more than just sing for her daughter, she wanted to give her a birthday hug, but it was not possible.

Yanet vino al Parque de la Amistad desde Fontana, California, Estados Unidos para vistar a su mamá que venía desde Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Yanet tenía 15 años de no ver a su mamá. Era el cumpleaños de Yanet entonces su mamá le cantó "Las Mañanitas", canción que se usa en México para celebrar cumpleanños. La mamá de Yanet además de cantarle quería darle un abrazo, pero no pudo.

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