Lee Keum-seom briefly reunited with her 72-year-old son, Sang Chol, after 68 years apart. Lee and Sang ended up on opposite sides of the DMZ. Sang ended up in North Korea and Lee ended up in South Korea.
Tears flowed as the two embraced. The last time they saw each other, Sang was only 4-years-old.
Only 89 families were chosen to participate in the brief reunification event. The meetings took place over three days and families could only spend 11 hours together in total.
Although these family reunions are rare, President Moon urged the Kim regime to speed up the process so that more families will have a chance to meet their loved ones before it is too late.
According to CNN, President Moon stated, “As a member of a divided family myself, I sympathize deeply with that sadness and pain. There really is no time.”