It has been known for a long time that a mother’s love can conquer many things. While most of the time it’s a godly fight for the child’s well-being, this Chinese woman fought for many years just so she could see her child once again after he was kidnapped when he was only two years old. Luckily, there’s a happy ending to this story and Li Jingzhi has found her son after 32 long years of searching.
Mao was abducted when he was only 2 years old, but recently got reunited with his birth parents, who have been looking for him for 32 years
Mao’s father was bringing his two-year-old son back home from preschool when the little boy was abducted back in 1988. They were near the entrance of a hotel in the Shaanxi province when Mao’s father looked away for just a couple of seconds, but it was enough for someone to grab him and take him away. His mother, Li Jingzhi, quit her job so she could dedicate all of her time to finding her missing son. In pursuit of finding Mao, she sent out more than 100,000 flyers and told her story on countless national TV programs. According to CCTV, Mao had even seen Li talking on television about her missing son, but he didn’t realize she was looking for him. In the meantime, Li also started volunteering at a group called “Baby Come Back Home” that collects information about missing children and helps to reunite them with their families. While volunteering there, she helped 29 other missing children to come back home to their families.
While trying to reconnect with their own son, Mao’s parents helped 29 other missing children reunite with their families
In late April, someone tipped the Xi’an police that a man in the Sichuan province had bought a child back in the late ’80s. The police used facial recognition technology on a photo of Mao as a baby, simulated an image that showed how he should look as an adult, and tracked a man in the city of Mianyang that resembled their simulated image. After they’d done a DNA test, it became clear that Mao was indeed the lost son Li Jingzhi had been seeking for 32 years. Li and the man’s father, Mao Zhenjing, received the good news on Mother’s Day. Mao, who was raised by his adoptive parents as Gu Ningning and never knew about his biological parents, said he would move to live with his birth parents in Xi’an despite owning a home decoration business in Sichuan. It seems that his parents finally got the happy ending they were looking for after 32 years!