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Little boy lost finds his mother using Google

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

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... happy ending.

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

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

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

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

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Wow, that is an incredible story.

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

TiP.

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

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I'd have been looking for my kid the day he didn't come home.

Glad he found her but I like to think I'd have found him pretty soon after he went missing as a mother

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I'd have been looking for my kid the day he didn't come home.

Glad he found her but I like to think I'd have found him pretty soon after he went missing as a mother

Every mother would no doubt like to think that, including his - unfortunately it is easier said than done to find a lost child especially when they are such a long distance away and could have dissappeared from home in any 360 degree direction.

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so young! that just blows me away

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