Lost Indian Boy Saroo Brierley Finds Way Home After 25 Years With Google Maps

Saroo Brierley was five years old when he fell asleep on a train in India with his brother - and awoke totally alone.

Lost and afraid, the little Indian boy's tragic story had a silver lining, after he was eventually adopted by an Australian family. But while he was safe, and loved, he had lost all hope of finding - let alone contacting - his former family.

Until Google Maps. In a film made to promote Google's service, Brierley describes how he managed to use the faint memories of his home to find his way back home.

"It was a needle in a haystack, but, the needle was there."