- Rana has never met his parents
- He does not know whether they are still alive or not
- He misses them immensely
A 14-year-old boy in Bangladesh has shared the agony of living without ever knowing or meeting his parents.
Rana shared his experience with GMB Akash, a prominent Bangladeshi photojournalist.
He began by stating: "I do not have [a] father or mother. I do not [even] know if they are alive or not."
He added that people are kind and generous to him because they believe he's an orphan.
However, he said he often imagines how his father would relate to him or how it feels like to have a home that he could always go back to.
Rana's longing for his parents even pushed him to buy a saree for his mother — even though he does not know her. He often wonders if his mother and father miss him as he does them.
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Rana's heartfelt story moved a lot of commenters, who sympathized with him. See some of their reactions below.
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