A young boy reunites with family after being stuck overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Five-year-old boy, Reyansh Maru, returned home to Adelaide after months of staying in India, where he was having a vacation with his grandparents.
A couple volunteered to take him back home.
Staying in India
Reyansh's family is based in Adelaide in South Australia. However, before the coronavirus pandemic began, the five-year-old boy left for India to visit his grandparents.
What came unexpectedly was that the young boy had to stay in India longer because the coronavirus pandemic closed Australia's borders where his parents are.
The Five-year-old boy comes home
After months of staying in India, Reyansh already started to miss his parents. That is the primary reason why the couple, Jasmeet and Arshdeep Singh, decided to act like mom and dad to Reyansh for two days. They were the ones who accompanied the five-year-old boy to his solo trip going back to South Australia.
In an interview with 9News, Mr. Singh shared, "The kids missed their parents, and their parents missed their kid, so we agreed to take him with us."
The couple also said that after two days of bonding with the young boy, they feel they became attached to the kid. Mrs. Singh said, "I thought, I'm going to miss him."
The five-year-old boy reunites with his family.
After coming home to Australia, the young boy is set to spend a hotel quarantine with his father.
The dad cannot thank the couple enough for bringing his son home. He said, "It's so amazing for me, I can't believe it."
When the dad saw his five-year-old son, he started to run towards him and began crying.
The cases of stuck Australians abroad
According to a report by 9News, Reyansh's story is not unique as there are other Australians who are trying to bring back home their relatives. There is even an online group trying to battle this matter since the coronavirus pandemic started to change things all over the world.
One Australian who has a child that is also stuck in India shared that she is starting to feel fearful for her child's situation, mainly because the number of coronavirus cases in India continues to rise.
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