Mother reunites with her deceased child in virtual reality

A tearful reunion of a mother who has lost a seven-year-old daughter three years ago has melted the hearts of viewers.

How come a deceased daughter happened to get in touch with her mother after three years?

According to tech site Futurism, the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) aired a documentary special on February 6 depicting an emotional reunion between Jang Ji-sung (a mother) and her daughter Nayeon who died of an incurable disease.

The MBC production team used VR technology to copy Nayeon’s face, body, voice, and her movements and implemented them on the monitor to mimic the scene at a VR studio.

According to Aju Business, it took the whole project 8 months to finish the special documentary entitled “I Met You.”

In the video, Jang appears to be crying the moment she sees her virtual daughter Nayeon who can then talk to her as if she’s alive.

“Maybe it’s a real paradise,” Jang said of the reunion in VR, according to Aju Business Daily. “I met Nayeon, who called me with a smile, for a very short time, but it’s a very happy time. I think I’ve had the dream I’ve always wanted.”

As the video progresses, the mother-daughter reunion brought intense emotional atmosphere in the studio as other family members began shedding tears.

The father, brother, and sister of Nayeon watch the reunion unfold with an occasional tear.

Grief is such an ill-feeling nobody wants to experience, however, it is part of the real world that no one can evade.

Indeed, it is such an inexplicable pain to have lost a loved one so dear mainly because, you can no longer talk, hug, and even hold him or her.

But with the advent of Virtual Reality (VR), a bereaved individual can now have virtual contact with a deceased loved one.

Do you think VR in the video can really ease the sadness of someone brought about by loss or grief? or it simply makes you yearn more and more instead of moving forward?