Seven decades ago the then-24 year old Pan Zhishan and his girlfriend Zhang Suiyu were facing a number of troubles clouding their future. First, both of them couldn’t get married without their families’ blessing. Second, the war between the Chinese and the invading Japanese forces was a blink away and they could be separated by the cruel war forever. Nevertheless, the two of them married and had a ray of happiness before Pan was sent to serve his country. He learned he had a son from Zhang, but he couldn’t find his wife and their kid anywhere. They had changed addresses and had moved on with their lives, even though Pan still wasn’t ready to let them go. Since 2003 he has been searching for his lost family.
Thanks to an Internet campaign that search is over at last. Nowadays Pan is finally reunited with his wife after spending 70 years away from her. He told the media he finally has everything he ever wished for.