It Was A Phone Call He Thought He’d Never Make… But It Changed His Life Forever.
Aidan ‘Taco’ Jones never met his biological father. The writer and comedian’s mother spent time backpacking through Colombia and began a relationship with Fernando Murcia, Taco's dad. When she returned to her native Australia, she found out she was pregnant. Murcia was unable to receive a visa into the country and consequently, the couple decided to go their separate ways.
Taco’s mom married another man two years later. The 24-year-old says that he had a happy childhood but recently discussed his curiosity to meet his dad with his mom. After some searching, his mother found Murcia and was able to get father and son to connect by telephone. While Taco spoke to his father, his friend captured their first conversation in a series of photographs.
"The call yesterday was pretty surreal," said Taco.
"Its pretty overwhelming and I have no idea what my feelings are about the whole thing so I'm just letting the whole experience wash over me and whatever happens happens. The call yesterday was pretty surreal though, especially because my Spanish, which is like... VERY ADEQUATE... was about as good as his English, so we'd each speak in the other's first language so I could understand his broken English and he could understand my broken Spanish."
Taco is currently living in London. He plans to meet his father in person in the new year. His mom will join him. He also discovered he has a 21-year-old brother.