A Punjab policeman’s TikTok video has helped reunite a lacking man along with his household. Punjab police constable Ajaib Singh shared a video of his interplay with R Venkateshwarlu on the video streaming platform in March. The video was supposed to encourage individuals to assist the much less lucky, but it surely additionally served to reunite Mr Venkateshwarlu – who has listening to and speech difficulties – along with his household after two years.
In keeping with the BBC, Mr Venkateshwarlu had ended up within the metropolis of Ludhiana in 2018 – a whole lot of kilometers away from his native state of Telangana. After his video was shared by Mr Singh, a good friend observed him and knowledgeable his household, who had been in search of him with no success. The household then contacted police in Punjab, who helped them get in contact with the lacking man.
The TikTok video that facilitated the reunion reveals police constable Ajaib Singh providing meals to Mr Venkateshwarlu beneath a flyover in Ludhiana. The Telangana native was filmed indicating that he couldn’t converse or hear whereas signing his due to the policeman.
The video has gone viral with over 12.four million views and greater than 1.eight million ‘likes’ on TikTok. Hundreds of individuals have flooded the feedback part with reward for Mr Singh and nicely needs for Mr Venkateshwarlu for the reason that story of the reunion emerged a couple of days in the past.
“I burst into tears after I first noticed him,” his son, R Peddiraju, instructed the BBC.
He defined that in 2018, his father, a labourer, had boarded a truck to a different village to search out work. Nonetheless, he fell asleep and was dropped off in the course of the highway by the truck driver. Alone in an unfamiliar space, he requested one other truck driver for a carry, and ended up in Ludhiana.
Although his household tried to search out him with assist from police in Telangana, they have been unsuccessful till the TikTok video was delivered to their discover.
After acquiring a particular allow to journey throughout the ongoing nationwide lockdown, Mr Peddiraju reached Ludhiana to fetch his father. On Tuesday, the 2 returned to their village. “The very first thing we’ll do now could be feed him home made sizzling rice,” says his son.