92-year old Lee Geum-seom met her 71-year old son. She burst into tears seeing her son, who grew up in North Korea. On the eve of this long awaited moment, at a press interview, Lee said she’d like to ask how he was raised and by whom.
Then there’s 99-year old Han Shin-ja who met the two daughters she left behind in North Korea. She thought she’d be reunited with them in two to three months during the war. With tears in her eyes, Han wouldn’t let go of their hands through the entire meeting.
Kim Gwang-ho, who’s 80 years old, met his younger brother, who is 78-years-old. Kim had seven siblings in the North when he headed down to South Korea in 1950. He said he thought he could reunite with them in just a week, but that week turned into 68 years.