A Man Is Reunited With His Long-Lost Family Thanks To Google Earth

As a 5 year old, Saroo Brierly boarded a runaway train in his native India and became separated from his family. After wandering the streets of Kolkata for weeks, he entered an orphanage, and ended up being adopted by a family in Australia. Still, Saroo wanted to find his family. People said it was like finding a needle in a haystack, but 26 years later, he found his family with the help of exhaustive searching on Google Earth. Google’s ads excel at the storytelling aspects, and this is another amazing one. You can read the entire story in Saroo Brierly’s book A Long Way Home. Great job.

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