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Man Cries As He Reunites With Deceased Wife Through VR

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Man Cries As He Reunites With Deceased Wife Through VR

This touching video shows the moment a man was reunited with his wife once again, thanks to the help of virtual reality:

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The footage shows 51-year-old South Korean man Kim Jung-soo appearing on season two of the MBC documentary I Met You.

The show gave Kim the opportunity to meet with his late-wife for one last time after saying his wish was to see 'even just [his] wife's shadow'.

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Kim, who looks after his five children, nearly didn't get to have the emotional moment because his daughters thought the memories would be 'too painful'.

Credit: MBC
Credit: MBC

Finally the girls came around and Kim's eldest daughter, Jong-bin, said they wanted to move on and believed it would be tricky to do that without agreeing with what their father wanted to do.

Jong-bin said: "It is my last wish', he said, that's why we decided to allow him to meet Mum again."

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Kim's other daughter, Jong-yun, remembered how much her dad loved their mother, saying: "He would kiss her from time to time when working, when eating, or when watching TV.

"Even when my mother was sick and lost her hair, my father would say that she was pretty and carried her around." We need to protect this man at all costs.

Credit: MBC
Credit: MBC

In the video, Kim was unable to hold back his tears as he entered a virtual house and he began weeping when he saw his wife.

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He went on to heartbreakingly ask: "Are you not in pain anymore?"

According to AsiaOne, it took the Korean broadcasting company six months of preparation to make the reunion a possibility. They had to recreate movements as well as using an actor's voice to make it sound as close to Kim's wife as possible.

In another episode of I Met You Jang Ji-sung was able to 'meet' her little girl Nayeon, who died three years ago when she was just seven.

Credit: MBC
Credit: MBC
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In the clip, Jang can be seen wearing the VR headset while in a green screen room. The film then cuts to what she is seeing - her little girl rushing towards her.

According to a report in AJU Business Daily, the VR Nayeon asks: "Where have you been, Mum? Did you think about me?" To which Jang responded: "I do all the time."

The pair then both say they missed each other. Jang reaches out to touch her little girl, while wearing specially designed gloves - and the pair walk about together before even sitting at a table set up with a birthday cake.

Featured Image Credit: MBC

Topics: korea, Entertainment, TV and Film, virtual reality

Rebecca Shepherd
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