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szdaily -> Shenzhen
Social workers help vagrant reunite with his family

    2018-January-4  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A MAN from Chongqing Municipality, who left home 20 years ago, has finally reunited with his family with the help of social workers from Datong Social Work Service Center in Pingshan District.

The man, surnamed Tang, is in his 60s. He ran away from home after losing his temper when his son hit him during a family conflict. Since then, he had been living under the arch of a bridge in Pingshan District for a dozen years. Meanwhile, he refused any assistance or special arrangements from the government.

When the social workers arrived at the place, the old man was sleeping in his “house” made of wooden boards. He gave them the cold shoulder and continued to sleep when they inquired about his situation.

The social workers found that Tang had been living in squalid conditions, as all sorts of plastic bottles and rotten fruit could be seen scattered around where he lived, and cold wind blew harshly under the bridge.

In their previous visits, Tang would remain silent whenever the social workers asked him questions. However, on the fourth visit, when they took him to a restaurant for lunch, he started to talk and gradually began to trust the social workers.

According to the information they obtained, Tang was identified as being from Hechuan District, Chongqing. After more than 100 phone calls and a series of procedures, the social workers finally found his family.

When they showed him his family’s photo, Tang refused to recognize them. However, he began to cry when he saw his grandson’s photo and was told that his grandson, now almost 10 years old, was eager to see him.

In mid-December, the old man finally reunited with his family after 26 hours on the road. When he arrived home, he immediately called to express thanks to the social workers.

(Zhang Yu)

 

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