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Little boy lost finds his mother using Google


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

www.bbc.co.uk said:

An Indian boy who lost his mother in 1986 has found her 25 years later from his new home in Tasmania - using satellite images.

Saroo was only five years old when he got lost. He was travelling with his older brother, working as a sweeper on India's trains. "It was late at night. We got off the train, and I was so tired that I just took a seat at a train station, and I ended up falling asleep."

That fateful nap would determine the rest of his life. "I thought my brother would come back and wake me up but when I awoke he was nowhere to be seen. I saw a train in front of me and thought he must be on that train. So I decided to get on it and hoped that I would meet my brother."

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

Wow, I am so glad that had a happy ending - for Saroo at least, I do feel sorry for his older brother.  What a clever little boy he must have been to survive on the streets as a five year old and outwit those who would do him harm.  It is a great tale and would make a great movie, as they mention - three cheers for Google Earth, at least in this instance.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:32 PM

Hollywood will want to make a movie  about this story.. It seems almost a cert.....


Good story.. shame his brother was killed shortly after his disappearance...  The mother  doesn't know if  it was foul play  or not...  It is sad ....

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

So sad. I'm so glad he went back home.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

... happy ending.


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:08 AM

and now it will become a chinese proverb and saying. chinese parents lecturing their children how someone who was so hardworking finally has a happy ending


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

What a great story!  Can't wait to see the movie.


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:27 PM

its nice that some of these stories have happy endings :D


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:38 AM

Great Story!


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:20 AM

I wanna believe it,but it's got my hackles up.

It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

If he could not tell anyone his mothers name or the town in which he lives, How could he look up that "town" on google earth? I'm calling fake on this one


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:04 PM

Did you read the whole story? It explains how he did it.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:49 AM

Wow, that is an incredible story.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:52 AM

Its good to read a nice story for a change - Pity he's a Tasmanian ( local joke - just kidding :unsure2:  )

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:19 AM

Poor kid, glad it had a happy ending.  It would of been happier if he brother hadn't been killed.





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