A South Korean TV show titled Meeting You used virtual reality to help a mother struggling with the tragic loss of her seven-year-old daughter. Jang Ji-sung's daughter Nayeo died in 2016 following a battle with a rare illness. Ji-sung has been struggling with her death but was recently given a chance to see Nayeo one more time.
During a recent episode of the show, Ji-sung put on a virtual reality headset, along with a pair of touch-sensitive gloves, and was transported to a peaceful field where she met a life-like computer recreation of Nayeo. Inside the virtual world, Ji-sung was able to talk to her daughter and even feel her touch.
Ji-sung was hesitant to touch the digital re-creation of her daughter, but the child insisted that they hold hands.
"Oh my pretty, I have missed you," Ji-sung said through tears, and she hugged the digital version of Nayeo.
At one point, Nayeo picked a flower to give to her mother, telling her, "Mommy, you can see that I'm not hurting anymore, right?"
The reunion came to an end when Nayeo said that she was tired and told her mother goodbye before going to sleep in the field.
Afterward, Ji-sung wrote about the overwhelming experience on her blog.
"Three years later, I now think I should love her more than miss her and feel sick so that I can be confident when I meet her later," she wrote, according to Metro UK. "I hope many people will remember Nayeon after watching the show."