Touching moment elderly parents are reunited with their 40-year-old son after he was abducted as a toddler nearly four decades ago
Footage shows the Chinese family crying and hugging each other after 38 years
The boy was snatched from his home aged two while he was sleeping in the night
The devastated parents spent the next nearly four decades looking for their child
Police finally tracked down the son with the help of a national DNA database
This is the touching moment two elderly Chinese parents are reunited with their long-lost son 38 years after he was abducted.
The 70-year-old man and his wife had spent the last nearly four decades praying for the return of their child, nicknamed Jin Shui, who was snatched from their home at the age of two in 1982.
The family from a remote village in northwestern Chinese province Shaanxi had lived a simple and happy life before it was all shattered on the wee hour of May 12, 1982.
The father, Su Bingde, had left home earlier that day to visit a relative, reported local media. Thinking he would return by the night, Mr Su did not lock the house while his wife and two children stayed home.
But the father did not manage to come home while the mother, Huang Renxiu, tucked the children into bed.