It was impossible for him to abandon his search for his abducted son. Over a period of 24 years, Guo Gangtang travelled 500 000 kilometres, criss-crossing 20 provinces in China on a motorcycle, desperately hoping to be reunited with the boy who was snatched from home when he was just two years old.
“Only on the road, I felt I am a father,” he said in 2015. “I have no reason to stop searching. And it’s impossible for me to stop.”
Finally, his search is over, his family complete once more. An elated Gangtang (51) and his wife, Zhang Wenge, sobbed when they were reunited with their child on 11 July, almost 24 years after he was stolen from them.