RTL Today – Thanks to social media: Bangladesh mother and son reunited after 70 years

A Bangladeshi man in his 80s has been reunited along with his practically 100-year-old mom after about 70 years because of social media.

Abdul Kuddus Munsi was despatched to dwell along with his uncle when he was about 10, however misplaced contact along with his household after working away and being adopted by two sisters.

“This is the happiest day of my life,” the 82-year-old informed AFP from Brahmanbaria, the jap border district the place he was born in 1939.

In April a businessman posted a video of Kuddus on Fb, interesting for assist discovering his mother and father. All Kuddus might bear in mind about his first decade was the title of his mother and father and his village.

A distant relative within the village noticed the put up and knowledgeable Kuddus that his mom, Mongola Nessa, regarded as in her late 90s, was nonetheless alive.

So Kuddus — himself a father to a few grown-up sons and 5 daughters — travelled about 350 kilometres (220 miles) from the western metropolis of Rajshahi, to finish the many years of estrangement.

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Over the weekend he was lastly reunited along with his mom, who recognized him by a tear-mark on his hand, in addition to his sister.

“My mother is very old and she can’t speak properly,” he added. “She was crying after seeing me and holding my hands. I told her that your son is back and you don’t have to worry about anything from now.”

“They held each other’s hands and cried for a long time as they were reunited,” Kuddus’s nephew Shafiqul Islam informed AFP.

“Hundreds of villagers who came to see this remarkable scene also have tears in their eyes.”