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Sun Bin, right, who was abuducted in 1991 at the age of 4, kneels down and hugs his father Sun Youhong after they reunited in an office at the Chengdu Public Security Bureau in Chengdu city, southwest China's Sichuan province, 13 January 2015. Tears were flowing aplenty on Tuesday (13 January 2015), when a man from Sichuan, abducted when he was only four years old, finally became reacquainted with his father, 24 years later. Back in 1991, the then-toddler Sun Bin was whisked away by an abductor from a food market in Chengdu, Sichuan, where his father was working as a vendor, selling vegetables. He was eventually taken by the captor to Xuzhou in east China's Jiangsu province, reports Chinese news portal NetEase. At the age of 28, and eager to see his family again, Sun solicited the help of the public security bureau, who managed to locate his father, and helped set up a reunion. On meeting his father, Sun was reduced to tears as the two of them embraced. After the tears began to dry up, Sun's father Sun Youhong revealed some photographs that had been taken not long before the child was abducted. "During mid-autumn festival, when he was four years and 15 days old, we took photos of him," he told reporters, while showing them a picture of Sun, Sun's mother, and him. Sun was kidnapped only four days later, he added. After the abduction, the parents began searching the surrounding areas and putting up notices. Sun Youhong also told reporters about how his wife traveled far and wide, with unsuccessful visits to Chongqing, Ganzi, and Henan. The father spoke of the agonizing search, "as long as we had a sign, we went." He added that his wife had numerous blackouts throughout. Sun's mother passed away in 2012, leaving no chance for the complete reunion of the family. However, he did have the opportunity to meet his younger sister for the first time. She was born in 1994, about three years after Sun was abducted.(Imaginechina via AP Images)
Sun Bin, right, who was abuducted in 1991 at the age of 4, kneels down and hugs his father Sun Youhong after they reunited in an office at the Chengdu Public Security Bureau in Chengdu city, southwest China's Sichuan province, 13 January 2015. Tears were flowing aplenty on Tuesday (13 January 2015), when a man from Sichuan, abducted when he was only four years old, finally became reacquainted with his father, 24 years later. Back in 1991, the then-toddler Sun Bin was whisked away by an abductor from a food market in Chengdu, Sichuan, where his father was working as a vendor, selling vegetables. He was eventually taken by the captor to Xuzhou in east China's Jiangsu province, reports Chinese news portal NetEase. At the age of 28, and eager to see his family again, Sun solicited the help of the public security bureau, who managed to locate his father, and helped set up a reunion. On meeting his father, Sun was reduced to tears as the two of them embraced. After the tears began to dry up, Sun's father Sun Youhong revealed some photographs that had been taken not long before the child was abducted. "During mid-autumn festival, when he was four years and 15 days old, we took photos of him," he told reporters, while showing them a picture of Sun, Sun's mother, and him. Sun was kidnapped only four days later, he added. After the abduction, the parents began searching the surrounding areas and putting up notices. Sun Youhong also told reporters about how his wife traveled far and wide, with unsuccessful visits to Chongqing, Ganzi, and Henan. The father spoke of the agonizing search, "as long as we had a sign, we went." He added that his wife had numerous blackouts throughout. Sun's mother passed away in 2012, leaving no chance for the complete reunion of the family. However, he did have the opportunity to meet his younger sister for the first time. She was born in 1994, about three years after Sun was abducted.(Imaginechina via AP Images)

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