Amazing story of a boy who found his home 26 years later on Google Earth


When Saroo Munshi Khan was 5-years-old, he was searching for change on a stationary train when his 14-year-old brother went off to get something. Khan fell asleep. Several hours and 1500 kilometers later, he woke up in Calcutta with no way of getting back home.

Boy Finds Home of Google Earth

He was adopted by an Australian family and grew up much like many from the west, but he still had memories of his home in India. One day, he decided to start looking on Google Earth which has accurate satellite views of much of the world. By matching these images with his memories, his story took an amazing turn. Watch the video for the whole story:

  1. Thank you for sharing the love of this great feel good story. HIs search parallels many Souls search for their true home.

  2. Wow. Those are the kind of stories I love. I am so happy for Saroo. I be looking for my little brother …and say “I love you” still. Beautiful and thanks for making my night. <3

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