Watch the touching moment Hillsborough survivor meets the man who saved his life 6 years ago

Watch the touching moment Hillsborough survivor meets the man who saved his life

The footage was shown by ITV News earlier today.

Joe Smith has finally found the man who saved his life at Hillsborough over 27 years ago. Joe was only eight at the time.

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The Liverpool fan was watching Daniel Gordon's highly emotional documentary on the tragedy last week when he spotted himself on the shoulders of a man who taken him from the crowd at the Leppings Lane end.

Joe immediately took to Facebook to try and find the man in question.

He wrote: 'The man who's shoulders I am on, is the man who helped save my life at Hillsborough! I've never in 27 years seen this image until the documentary just released, and it's thrown me big time. I would love to find this man and thank him for what he did for me that day, please can you share this status and help me find my hero of that day #JFT96.'

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Today, he met his hero - John McMahon.

Clip via ITV News

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