A Chinese man who vanished for 16 years after failing to graduate from college has finally been reunited with his family.
The 39-year-old man, known only by his surname, Wang, was reunited with his family in China’s Xi’an city on Tuesday (November 16th).
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According to Insider, in a video shared on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, shows a crying Wang falling to his knees and apologizing to his mother, who saw him for the first time since 2005.
Xi’an Customs Authority said that Wang was a top student in highschool back in 2001. But in 2005, he ended up cutting off all contact with his family, who lived 10 hours away in Shandong province.
This was because he felt deeply embarrassed and unable to face his parents after he got addicted to video games and failed college.
Wang then spent 16 years away from home, working in Xi’an in a series of odd jobs which did not require him to officially register with the local government. But he was finally reunited with his family after officials found out that Wang was listed as a missing person and contacted his family in Shandong.
Speaking to the media, Wang said he worked odd jobs that would pay for his food and lodging during his 16 years away from home as he didn’t want to return because of the shame.
Oh well, we’re glad that he is now reunited with his family! We wish him the best!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat