At the tender age of just five years old, Saroo Munshi Khan fell asleep on a train in India with his brother, and awoke with no one else on board. He was lost in a country with over one billion people. 

He was adopted by a caring Australian family who put a map of India in his room so he would never forget his roots. 

Saroo always wanted to find his family, but with only faint memories, it was like finding a needle in a haystack. That is, until Google Maps and Google Earth opened up his home country right on his computer. 

“It was a needle in a haystack, but, the needle was there.”