Do you believe in miracles? If not then this is for you.
A 5 year old boy named Saroo lived in a small Indian village. He was born into a poor family and in order to survive, his older brother Guddu washed train coaches and their mother worked at various jobs to buy her family some food. It wasn't an easy task though.
One day, the mother had to work the night shift and the elder brother had to put little Saroo to bed and get ready for his night shift too. But in this story just one moment turned everything upside down.
It was this unfortunate day that the little boy didn't want to sleep and was afraid to be alone, he cried and asked his elder brother to take him to his job, as Guddu had to rush to his work place he realized he did not want to take his little brother with him.
But nevertheless, he agreed, he put his little brother on the frame of his bicycle and took him along.
He thought that in a couple of hours he would finish his work and return home so that their mother will not notice anything.
Haven left Saroo on the bench for just a few minute, Guddu ran to his employer. After a while, the little kid was curious while he was alone, he got in one of the train coaches, as he was already tired he immediately fell asleep on the floor of the train.
The 5 year old saroo woke up only when the train began to take him to where no one knows. It's hard to imagine what a small child felt when he was watching fields and villages from the window of a moving train.
For 2day the train was moving without any stop, then it finally stopped in the city of Kolkata, it was a completely different side of their vast country. The buzzing city which was so different from his native, quiet village led the boy into confusion.
Saroo did not know where he was and what he should do, how will he look for his home?
People on the streets were lost with their thoughts and did not pay any attention to him, it was ordinary for them to see a beggar on the street.
During the day, the little boy wandered aimlessly and spent the night wherever he could. Saroo lived like this in the big city for several days, I think you don't need to be told what they are doing with homeless children.
Once, he came up to a group of such children in the streets but one night, an unknown man arrived and loaded them all into cars, saroo had never seen any of them before, surprisingly he himself miraculously managed to escape.
Not knowing what to do he was simply wandering the streets of a huge metropolitan city.
A day came, he was very tired of hunger and weakness, the little boy sat near the road opposite a restaurant, through the window he saw a young man who was having lunch.
The boy imagined himself in his place, he moved his hands to his mouth imagining a spoon in his hands.
This way saroo attracted the young man's attention and the man noticed him, the man ashed him what he was doing alone in the street and where his family was. But he could but receive any answers as the boy was very little. So the young man too the boy to an Orphan Help Centre.
It was impossible to find his parents because he could not read or write at all likewise he could not remember the name of his village.
After several unsuccessful attempts to find the boy's parents, Saroo was recognized as an orphan but faith prepared an incredible gift for the little boy.
A married couple from Australia saw his photos and they decided to adopt the boy, they took him to australia, there across the oceans, a big house, good food and caring parents were waiting for him.
Life in australia was interesting, school, new friends, computer games, he grew up among prosperous children and could afford almost everything.
He went to college and drove his own car but all this time in his heart, there were memories of his small village, his loving mother and his elder brother.
There was a large map of India in his room, looking at it the boy wondered what had happened to his mother, whether they will ever meet again, if she could recognize her already adult son.
Time passed but the hope that one day he will be able to hug his loved ones never left his mind. Being a college student, using the Google Earth application he spent hours looking at the virtual map of India.
Trying to figure out at least something familiar from his childhood, imagine for a minute, he spent more than a year, 10 hours a day and sometimes even a whole day watching every Railway Station in one of the largest country in the world.
Obviously, there are more than 10,000 stations in India and after sometime, faith rewarded him for all his efforts.
Haven found some satellite images, saroo could not believe his eyes. This were familiar places of his native village, the bridge, the turbulent river, and the factory where his mother worked.
The village was called Ganesh Talai and without hesitation, he left everything and went to the place he had been waiting for after many years.
Haven arrived in India for the first time in adulthood, he found his home in this small village, the young man doubted but what if they do not live here anymore, will they recognize him?
While he was struggling with fear, an elderly woman suddenly came up to him and hugged him warmly. He did not understand but this woman turned out to be his mother.
As soon as she saw Saroo, she immediately realized who was standing in front of the house. A mother's heart does not decive.
This meeting of son and his mother took place after 25years, but another shock was waiting for Saroo, he found out that on that Ill fated day, his mother lost both her sons at once.
His elder brother, Guddu spent the night in search of his younger brother while he was running across the tracks, he fell under a train, he was hit and killed by an oncoming train.
Everyone said that I would not succeed, that it's impossible to find a small village in a large country without even knowing the name of the village but if you want to find something, you will definitely find it, the young man recalled.
Now Saroo lives in Australia and does business, every month he sends money to his family and now his mother does not have to work so hard any longer.
Several times a year, he and his new parents always visit his mother. For so many years, his mother had been trying to find out the fate of her lost son but the search did not lead to anything.
She had only one thing left, To wait and hope that her son would come to her one day. So 25 years later, Saroo finally found his family and peace in his heart.
A media was made about this story that touched the heart of millions of people around the world because the life of an ordinary kid with many difficulties that he faced is worth respect and attention.
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