Spanish photographer Nuria Lopez Torres met 7-year-old Tadeo at a Mother’s Day demonstration in Mexico City.
The boy was running around with flyers, asking anyone who would listen whether they knew about his mother. She disappeared in 2012 from a job interview.
Tadeo misses her. He told Lopez that the people who took his mother should give her back because he needs her more than they do.
“If they can give me an address, I’ll pick her up,” Lopez recalled the boy saying.
Like so many families, Tadeo’s family is in limbo.