Google Maps Reunites Man With Long-Lost Family 25 Years After Tragic Separation
Google Maps has made a a film based on the true story of an Indian boy who found his family using Google Earth, a quarter of a century after he was lost, and then separated from them at a railway station.
Saroo Brierley ended up in an an Indian orphanage and was subsequently adopted by an Australian family. Ever since, he had flashbacks of his town in India. As an adult, he used Google Earth to explore the area surrounding where he was lost. Eventually, he traced a path right back to his front door and his mother. His story made global headlines (you can read the full version in Vanity Fair's article).
Unsurprisingly, Google snapped Brierley up for an ad, and he appears in this memorable and moving three-minute web film.