A boy met his mother after 25 years - level 1, A12
One day in 1986, Saroo Brierley went by train in India. He was only 5 years old. It was very late at night. He was very tired. He slept and he woke up 14 hours later in Calcutta. He was 700 miles from home. He couldn’t find the way back, because he couldn’t read and write. He lived on the street. Later he was adopted by a family from Tasmania, Australia.
He liked his life in Tasmania, but when he was a big man, he wanted to know where he was born. He didn’t know the name of his home town. But he remembered some places. He used Google Earth map and looked for his home. He knew that his home is 700 miles from Calcutta. He looked for his home in that place. He started to see places which he remembered as a child. He saw a waterfall where he played. After 25 years he saw his family and met his mother.
Written by Libor for News in Levels
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