The man had lost sight of his two-year-old son at a railway station in 1963 when he was waiting for a train
Earlier this year a mother, Lynne Moody, and daughter, Lisa Wright reunited after being apart for 50 years. Wright realized that she had grown up watching her mother, who is an actress, on TV. Hearing their story, many hoped that more people had such luck as finding relatives after such a long time seems close to impossible. We now have a father and son from Zaozhuang, China, who found their way back to each other after being torn apart 58 years ago.
According to the Daily Star, the father surnamed Luo, had apparently lost sight of his two-year-old son at a railway station in the district of Xuecheng in 1963 when he was waiting for a train. He explained that he had momentarily let go of his son’s hand and only realized something was wrong when he noticed that the toddler had mysteriously vanished. The son, Fu, now 60, is believed to have been abducted by human traffickers who took him to Shanghai where he was then adopted by a couple.
Luo and his family had searched for Fu for years, using newspapers, other media, and later the internet to find him. It is only in 2015 did the public security department in Zaozhuang open a special investigation into the incident using the latest DNA testing technology available, expanding the search into other Chinese provinces. They managed to track down Fu after confirming a DNA match between the pair and they were reunited after being apart for 58 years, reported the Daily Star.
The city’s public security department released footage of the heartwarming reunion where the father, now 90, can be seen standing on a stage surrounded by onlookers waiting for his long-lost son to appear. Fu enters and they tearfully embrace while people record the tender moment. Fu explained that he knew nothing more about his background apart from the fact that he was from Shanghai, as informed to him by his adoptive parents. The country's Ministry of Public Security has since launched a national crackdown on human trafficking and child abduction, and 1,680 trafficked children have been identified as of June 9, reported the Daily Star.