Photo taken by Beijing Fire Brigade Weibo account (XINHUA/web pic)
Pan Puquan, a 68-year-old man with Parkinson disease, went missing on the way to visit his firefighter sons in Beijing. Luckily, he was found by Beijing Fire Brigade with the help of police and Chinese social media users on October 8.
After searching for the man for more than 10 days, police posted on its social media platform Weibo that Pan was lost on his trip to visit his two sons who serve in the Beijing Fire Brigade. The man' s photos, physical traits and the schedule of the train he had taken were also revealed.
Soon the post was forwarded tens of thousands of times. Social media users provided numerous clues to the police.
The father traveled by rail for nearly 2,000 kilometers from Chongqing in southwest China to Beijing to see his sons. They are on closed training in Beijing throughout the year.
When found, Pan could not recognize his sons, tightly holding cakes prepared for them.