A 37-year-old man was finally reconnected with his mother nearly three decades after he’d wandered onto a train and found himself in an entirely different province.
Jiang Ming (pseudonym) was just eight years old went he’d run off from home to play at the local train station in Ziyang county, Shaanxi province in 1986. After climbing onto one of the carriages, the train took off, and hours later the boy found himself in Sichuan province. Alone and afraid, Jiang wandered around for four days until he was found and later adopted by a family in Qu county, Dazhou city.
Jiang, who’d been given a new name by his adopted family, only remembered a few details about his previous life. He knew the name of his county, his mother and his uncle.
Earlier this month on Mother’s Day, he left a message on the Ziyang County Public Security Bureau website explaining his story, and asked for help finding his long-lost mother, according to the Huashang Daily.
Around 10 days later, after interviewing residents, police were able to track down the woman and arranged a meeting between the two on May 21.
After embracing one another in a teary reunion, Jiang’s mother, 63, told reporters: “I thought I’d never see my child in this life again”.
Previously on Shanghaiist: Elderly Shanghai woman ends up in Nanjing after mistaking bullet train for Metro
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