A 5 year-old boy who cannot read is working with his brother, sweeping out train cars. He gets separated from his brother, and then gets on the wrong train and wakes up thousands of miles from home. Is adopted, grows up. Figures out how long he was on the train, then how far he must have traveled, and finds his original home town using Google Earth. His brother died a month after he disappeared, and 25 years later the lost boy walked back into his mother's life.
Wow. Finally a compelling story from Yahoo! News and it's so compelling I don't even care that it's an obvious plug for a yet-to-be-filmed movie.