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Boy kidnapped at age 4 reunites with his family after 24 years

By Mason White 10:57 AM January 15, 2015
Sun Bin and his father reunite 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A boy who was kidnapped and sold to a childless couple, finally reunited with his family after 24 years.

It was an emotional reunion for the father, son and the sister he never met.

Sun Bin was 4 years old when he was kidnapped from his father’s vegetable stall in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

He was sold to a childless couple in Xuzhou, nearly 1,000 miles away from his home. His adoptive parents allegedly bought him for $380.

Now, Bin, 28, was finally reunited with his family. Sadly, his mother died several years ago. He went to her gravesite to pay his respect.

Bin said that his adoptive parents were very good to him. However, “the fact that they paid the men who stole me from my real parents always meant there was a distance between us,” said Bin.

“I admit that I learned to love them for their kindness as the years passed, but I knew I had to try to find my real parents,” he added.

Bin looked for his biological parents and as part of the search he provided a DNA sample to a government database.

His father, Ku, 45, and mother, had spent four years traveling around the country, hoping to find their son, but they gave up.

The couple could no longer travel.

Ku said that he was selling vegetables at a food market and brought his son along with him. While he was dealing with a customer, his son disappeared.

Ku showed his son a photo that he carried around with him. It was a photo of himself with his son, who was taken four days before his disappearance.

Ku said that his wife, Lo, never got over the loss of her son, and she died of a “broken heart.”