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Mom of missing man found in DC through photo says family will get him the help he needs

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2014 file photo shows Nicholas Simmons, 20, of Greece, N.Y.,  warming himself on a steam grate with three homeless men by the Federal Trade Commission, just blocks from the Capitol, during frigid temperatures in Washington. The parents of a missing young man who was featured in an Associated Press photograph on a frigid Washington street say they're still not sure why he left home in the first place. But they're determined to get him the help he needs. Simmons stormed out of his parents' house in Greece, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester, on New Year's Day. He left his wallet and cell phone behind as he drove away. His parents reported him missing that evening. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2014 file photo shows Nicholas Simmons, 20, of Greece, N.Y., warming himself on a steam grate with three homeless men by the Federal Trade Commission, just blocks from the Capitol, during frigid temperatures in Washington. The parents of a missing young man who was featured in an Associated Press photograph on a frigid Washington street say they're still not sure why he left home in the first place. But they're determined to get him the help he needs. Simmons stormed out of his parents' house in Greece, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester, on New Year's Day. He left his wallet and cell phone behind as he drove away. His parents reported him missing that evening. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)  (The Associated Press)

The parents of a missing young man featured in an Associated Press photograph on a frigid Washington street say they're still not sure why he left home in the first place but that they're determined to get him the help he needs.

Twenty-year-old Nicholas Simmons stormed out of his parents' house in Greece, N.Y., on Jan. 1. He left his wallet and cellphone as he drove away. His parents reported him missing that evening.

On Jan. 4, AP photographer Jacquelyn Martin snapped a picture of Nicholas warming himself on a downtown Washington steam grate. After the photo was published, Nicholas' father and brother drove to Washington and were reunited with him.

Mother Michelle Simmons tells the AP in an interview that she couldn't stop staring at the photo.