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Balthazar Getty's

Homeless Search --


11/12/2010 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Balthazar Getty must be ecstatic this morning -- because the missing "mentally challenged" man he was trying to locate was FOUND -- alive -- in San Antonio ... and he's already been reunited with his family.


For the last month, Getty had been on a mission to spread the word about a missing man named Rocky -- the son of one of Getty's good friends.

But after weeks of searching -- and even making a plea for help on -- Getty's friend received a phone call informing him that Rocky was living on the streets of San Antonio.

According to, Getty's friend immediately flew to Texas ... and was reunited with his son on Tuesday. The photo above was taken as Getty's friend (pictured in the red shirt) was reunited with his son (pictured right) on Tuesday.


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God me hope for Hollywood, just alittle...

1388 days ago


Thank goodness! I was SO hoping for a happy ending. Nice to see a celeb using their fame for 'good' for a change. Bless Rocky and his family.

1388 days ago


Oh thank GOODNESS! TMZ, you did GOOD! You helped find this man. It may have seemed funny and a joke but there was a life at stake and many people were looking for him. I'm so happy a great ending!

1388 days ago


This is sooo great!! I went and looked for Rocky a few times with his Dad who's in the red shirt. Rocky's Dad has been beside himself for years now since Rocky took off. What a great ending for the Family and Kudos to TMZ and Getty and for Rocky's Father who never gave up!

1388 days ago

Bubbles The Chimp    

Wow. A Getty family rich kid with a heart. Brings him a step up above any spoiled self-absorbed ego-maniac Hollywood rich kid for now.

1388 days ago

"omgsammi" is a CUNT!    

The fat, ugly son that was just found looks just like Betty. I mean Getty. Are we sure he's not related to Balthazar?

1388 days ago


Good job Balthazar Getty. Heart warming story.

1388 days ago

Throwing lemons at you    

Tears in my eyes as I write this. Thank you this beautiful man for putting his money where his mouth is to alert the public to be on the lookout for a man who needed help. Many of the homeless people are not alcoholics, drug addicts, lazy, nor crazy. There are people out there (espicially elderly citizens) who can no longer afford the high-priced rents. One of the biggest obstacles is that greedy, clueless politicians have maneuvered the scales of balance in the Landlord Associations favor by making a credit check mandatory to being able to rent shelter. Shelter needs to be a Civil Right and not a privilege. The credit reporting agencies maintain a database, often riddled with errors, but mostly is a faceless Monster that discriminates against people living on a fixed low income and the homeless. In California, it is not illegal to be homeless but the cops lie against, or lock up homeless people. Listen folks, you do not need permission from any "authority" to go out and help a homeless human being. Just do it! Offer them your kindness and if you can spare it -- buy them a hot meal, a Gift Card, $$$, or a warm blanket. Many homeless people are too proud to admit that they are homeless out of fear of being further ostracized so be sensitive to what is going on. Blitz your government representatives with demands to meet the needs of affordable housing if you don't feel comfortable getting involved face-to-face with homeless persons. Or, do what Getty did - find the family. My guess is that many homeless mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews are victimized by their own self-absorbed A-hole family members. Shame on the family. Kudos to TMZ for giving us an update to this young man's plight just before Thanksgiving. It's holiday time - donate generously to hungry people if you can.

1388 days ago

Straight Talkin Texan    

Yay! Thanks for the update!

1388 days ago

my opinion    

Wonderful news I am extremely happy Rocky was found alive his father looks to be over joyed when I saw the pic I knew the man in the red shirt was his father his eyes revealed his love for his son.
Rocky DO NOT stray away from your father anymore

1387 days ago


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