One mom had the chance to reconnect with her daughter through virtual reality and the footage of it is enough to break anyone’s heart.
There are many things in the world that are extremely painful and losing a child may be on the top of the list. It is the fear of most parents out there, the fear of something happening to their child and them not being able to see or hug them anymore. Mom will spend every moment of every day wishing that they could see them just one more time. They think of all the things they would say and do, but sadly they don’t believe they will ever have that chance.
The clip is from a Korean documentary, I Met You, and it features a mom who was able to reunite with her deceased daughter through the wonderful technology of virtual reality. Ji-sung Jang lost her daughter in 2016 when she was just 7 years old. A company by the name of Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation put together a virtual reality experience and they were able to capture the moment Ji-sung got to see her daughter once more.
Ji-sung said that it was a “real paradise” and that she got to see her daughter, who called her over with a smile. She said it was just for a short while, but it was a happy time. She said that she has been able to live the dream she has always wanted. It took the company 8 months to put together the experience and they used pictures of Ji-sung’s daughter’s face, body and sound recordings of her voice to make her daughter come to life.
It is a touching moment to watch, and you can see Ji-sung try to reach out and hold her child, an instinct that any mother would do upon seeing their child. When the reunion is over, Ji-sung is able to tuck her virtual daughter into bed, where she turns into a butterfly and floats away peacefully.
It is hard to say if this kind of technology helps grieving mother’s or not. It may be a very personal experience and decision. Seeing a deceased child may bring someone comfort and peace, but it can also have the opposite affect and open healing wounds all over again. Ji-sung said the experience has taught her that she needs to lover her daughter more than she misses her.