According to the extreme journalist Huang Zhigang Xiangying Yin Yue
Photo photography Huang Zhigang
On the morning of January 24th, Sun Haiyang, his wife, children and a family of five drove from Shenzhen to their hometown in Jianli, Hubei Province for the New Year reunion. Spring Festival travel rush’s journey home, which spans more than 950 kilometers, is like his 14-year search for relatives. Although it is full of hardships, it is a happy ending. At 1: 40 am on the 25th, the Sun Haiyang family returned to their hometown in Jianli, took the first family photo in 14 years and had the first reunion dinner in 14 years.
From the toll station of Jianli Expressway, Jimu journalists recorded the reunion time of Sun Haiyang’s family back to their hometown. Nearly 4 million netizens on all platforms of Jimu News "watched the reunion and reunion time of Sun Haiyang’s family". Sun Haiyang also said frankly: "I remember Chutian Metropolis Daily all my life. At that time, it was called every day. When it was not working, it was the media in my hometown that helped me."
All the way, the first family portrait in 14 years was fixed.
"Welcome home!" At 1: 15 a.m. on 25th, a journalist who was broadcasting live at the toll station of Jianli Expressway sent his blessing to Sun Haiyang’s family who was coming slowly.
On the morning of 24th, Sun Haiyang left Shenzhen with his wife Peng Siying, his daughter Sun Yue, his eldest son Sun Zhuo and his children Huihui, and returned to his hometown in Jianli, Hubei for the New Year. This time, Sun Haiyang took Sun Zhuo to reunite with his grandparents in his hometown, which means the first Spring Festival reunion in 14 years.
It takes about 1000 kilometers to go back to Jianli’s hometown from Shenzhen, which takes about 13 hours according to the normal itinerary. However, it coincides with the rush hour of returning traffic in Spring Festival travel rush and the continuous rainy weather in some areas, Sun Haiyang’s trip home is particularly "bumpy". On the evening of 24th, Jimu journalists made a live broadcast at the toll station of Jianli Expressway, introducing the specific itinerary of Sun Haiyang’s family to netizens, and broadcasting the information about the abducted children who had not found them. By the early morning of 25th, there were still more than one million netizens "waiting in the cloud" in the live broadcast room of Jimu News, hoping to witness Sun Haiyang’s family returning to their hometown.
Grandma Sun Zhuo, who is in Jianli’s home, has already cleaned the house, laid new sheets for her children and grandchildren who have returned home, and bought new cotton shoes for her three grandchildren.
From Jianli Toll Station to Sun Haiyang’s home, a journalist drove all the way to follow the live broadcast, and many netizens sent New Year greetings to Sun Haiyang’s family in the live broadcast room.
At about 1: 40, Sun Haiyang’s car drove to the door, waiting for her children and grandchildren’s grandmother Sun Zhuo, who still didn’t sleep, waiting for their return. Sun Zhuo also brought back his favorite guitar, scooter and piggy bank from Shenzhen.
While Sun Haiyang’s mother had not rested, he suggested taking a family photo quickly. Under the witness of the reporter, Sun Haiyang and his family were sitting on the sofa, Sun Yue was holding Sun Zhuo, and Sun Hui and Sun Zhuo were wearing "brothers’ clothes". The family smiled at the camera and took a group photo of reunion. Sun Haiyang didn’t forget to remind Sun Zhuo that he would keep his back straight when taking pictures.
Sun Haiyang said that Sun Zhuo’s school in Shenzhen has adapted very well. This time, he will stay at home and reunite with his relatives and friends, and will not return to Shenzhen until the day before Sun Zhuo goes to school.
A table of New Year’s dinner defines the meaning of family reunion.
Although he didn’t rest until 2 o’clock in the morning on the 25th, Sun Haiyang got up early that morning and was busy cleaning up the house and preparing for the reunion dinner that day.
"Sun Zhuo is not picky about food, what we eat, what he eats." Peng Siying, Sun Zhuo’s mother, told Jimu news reporter that during her stay in Shenzhen, the whole family lived in harmony and enjoyed the happiness of reunion, and her son Sun Zhuo quickly integrated into this big family.
In order to prepare for the reunion dinner, Sun Haiyang drove to a farmer’s market far from home to buy vegetables early in the morning. Sausages, lotus roots, Artemisia selengensis, diaozi fish … Sun Haiyang searched for ingredients in the food market according to his childhood taste memory.
Sun Hui, the youngest son, showed off his guitar playing through the live broadcast of the news, and a song "Teenager" attracted millions of netizens’ attention.
At 11 o’clock noon, Peng Siying and her mother-in-law went to the kitchen to be busy, preparing a reunion dinner at noon. Before entering the kitchen, the reporter smelled the aroma of ribs lotus root soup in the room. Sun Yue ran to the kitchen and tried to help her mother Peng Siying, but her mother refused. Peng Siying said that lotus root soup is her specialty, just to let the family taste the taste of "home".
Near 12 noon, Peng Siying and her mother-in-law were busy, which enriched the dishes on the round table. Sausage fried with Artemisia selengensis, fish fried with diaozi, pickled sherry red, pea rice, and red cabbage moss … A table of dishes for strengthening local eating habits was served by Sun Yue, Sun Zhuo and Sun Hui in turn.
"This is the highlight, the lotus root soup is coming!" Peng Siying served a big bowl of lotus root soup. She said that lotus root soup in Jianli dialect indicates the meaning of reunion, wishing the whole family reunion, harmony and beauty in the new year.
"I wish grandpa good health and a long life!" "I wish grandpa a long and healthy life!" "I wish my mother will never have white hair." Sun Yue, Sun Zhuo and Sun Hui took the drink cups in turn and sent blessings to the elders at home.
"I have been looking forward to this reunion dinner for 14 years, and today it is finally complete!" Sun Haiyang said that what he was most afraid of before was the Chinese New Year, because Sun Zhuo’s abduction, and every reunion moment during the festive season was the saddest time in Sun Haiyang’s heart. "At that time, I thought, don’t let me celebrate the New Year. But I am very happy now, because Sun Zhuo has gone home and the family has really reunited. "
"I remember Chutian Metropolis Daily all my life. At that time, it was called every day. When it was not working, it was the media in my hometown that helped me." Sun Haiyang said, thanks to the media reports, let his report about finding relatives be paid attention to by the society, and thanks to the efforts of the public security organs, let him find his children.
"We are like a family, and we hope that one day, all the children will be found back." In the live broadcast of the extreme news that day, Sun Haiyang said that he would unite with parents who have not found their children and help them find them.