A short film (and a lengthy Vanity Fair article) relates the tale of Saroo Brierley, who fell asleep on a train in India and woke up lost. After ending up in an Indian orphanage, he was eventually adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later he used Google Earth and Google Maps to finally pinpoint his hometown and find his family.
This story originally appeared on AdAge, a Skift content partner.
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