Google Earth's Incredible Ad About a Little Boy Lost Will Make You Cry, and Then Smile

Saroo Brierley's story

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Every now and then, a story is so remarkable that it leaves you speechless.

Saroo Brierley was lost at age 5, separated from his family in India with no clue how to get home after accidentally boarding a runaway train. He was adopted by a family in Australia. For more than 25 years, he searched for his Indian family. With nothing more than a visual memory of where he grew up, it was, he says, like searching for a needle in a haystack.



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