A man was left feeling emotional when he was given the opportunity to reunite with his deceased wife through virtual reality.
A South Korean man named Kim Jung-soo has been given the once in a lifetime opportunity to reunite with his deceased wife through using virtual reality.
The 51-year-old starred in the second season of the MBC documentary I Met You, in which he shared his final wish, to see “even just [his] wife’s shadow”.
In the show, the father of five nearly didn’t go through with the virtual reality experience as his daughters shared their concerns. They thought it could be “too painful” by reigniting old memories.
Eventually, Kim’s daughters came round to the idea and his eldest daughter, Jong-bin, said that they realised that they had to let their father do this in order to move on with their lives.
Jong-bin said: “It is my last wish’, he said, that’s why we decided to allow him to meet mum again.”
Jong-yun, Kim’s other daughter, said that she understood how much her dad had loved their mother, adding: “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.”
In the documentary, Kim is shown to be upset as he entered a virtual house where his wife stood.
Heartbreakingly, he asked her: “Are you not in pain anymore?”
The Korean broadcasting company had to undergo six months of preparation to make such a reunion possible, reports AsiaOne.
The company had to recreate movements and had to find an actor’s voice that resembled Kim’s wife.
In a previous episode of I Met You, a woman was able to reunite with her deceased daughter, who died in 2016 when she was just seven-years-old.
In a green screen room, Jang could be seen wearing a VR headset. The episode then showed the woman rushing towards the little girl.
The VR version of her daughter asked: “Where have you been, mum? Did you think about me?”
In response, the mum said: “I do all the time.”