Thanks To The Internet, HK Actor Anthony Wong Finally Found His Long-Lost Half Brothers
With some help from BBC and Facebook, news of Anthony's search for his father reached the Perry twins in Australia.
Anthony Wong is one of the most well-known actors in the Chinese entertainment industry, having appeared in over 200 movies. However, he has said that life has always felt somewhat incomplete.
Anthony Wong Chau-sang was born in 1961 to a Chinese mother and a British father, who used to be a British Hong Kong government official
Anthony spent decades searching for his long-lost father, though every lead came to a dead end. That is, until an interview with BBC changed everything.
In an interview with BBC last month, Anthony revealed that although he has made peace with his past, his father’s departure left him struggling with his identity.
"You were not quite Chinese and you were not British. That was my childhood in Hong Kong, trapped in between," he said.
"For a long time I kept thinking, who am I?"
After watching the interview, several of Anthony's fans set up a movement to help him with his search for his dad on Facebook. In just a few days, on 2 March, someone managed to track down his father's family in Australia.
Australia-based twins John and David Perry, who had no knowledge of their father's other son, received an email from a cousin informing them that there was "a rather sensitive matter that they should know about."
Upon seeing photographs from Anthony’s childhood, the 74-year-olds confirmed that the man in question was in fact their father, who died in 1988.
It turns out that Anthony had twin brothers all along!
So in an amusing plot twist, Anthony got to meet his newly found half-brothers in Hong Kong for the first time on 20 March!
"We hit it off straight away," David told BBC.
The twins quickly invited Anthony over to Australia to meet the large Perry clan, saying that, "We want to have a nice get-together and make Anthony feel part of our family – he is part of our family."
John and David added that they were not upset that this secret was kept from them for decades. They believe their mother, who died in 1972, did not know about Anthony either.
Anthony called the experience "a life lesson" and the beginning of a new journey
"Dad used to say in his letters that if I was a good boy, he would take care of everything for me," said Anthony.
"I think he knows I’ve become a good boy since then and he’s sent two brothers to me."
John and David Perry believe that their father would have been pleased to know that the three brothers had found each other.
Wow, the power of the Internet, huh? Earlier this month, this Malaysian has Twitter to thank for helping her find her long-lost biological mother: