36-Year-Old Man Uses Google Earth To Find Mother He Lost At 5
“I navigated it all the way from the waterfall where I used to play.”
Saroo Brierley tells BBC magazine that he was traveling with his older brother in 1986 when the two became separated. Brierley was accompanying his brother on a train trip when he fell asleep and awoke 14 hours later in the notorious slum of Calcutta. Without his brother.
At first, he lived on the streets, joining legions of children begging for their livelihood. Brierley would eventually be taken in by an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia.