Say you're flying on an international flight from New York to Iceland. The plane finally reaches its destination and you stumble out of the jet. You arrive at the hotel and realize - oh no - your iPad is gone.
Well this exact situation happened to Stepan Hruda, an app developer on his way to Keflavik. "I didn’t realize I lost the device until two days later, when swimming in a hot pool in the middle of nowhere in Northern Iceland," Hruda told the Daily Mail.
I'm sure you know the sinking feeling that comes with leaving a valuable gadget out where someone else might find it. You know you have to make the lost-and-found call, but you're already fully expecting you'll never see it again.
Hruda was at peace with losing his tablet, but then something happened that gave him "faith in humanity."
After calling the airline Icelandair from his hotel, the company happily settled Hruda's sinking feeling - his gadget had been found. Not only that, but the Icelandic Samaritans who found his phone left him a hilarious parting gift.
Two fun, friendly selfies awaited Hruda when he finally picked up his gadget on his way home. The photos, according to a post on Reddit, were left on his gadget without comment.
The two images that this guy found on his phone tell a funny story about where his phone was found and where it ended up. This polite toast from two flight attendants is enough to make anyone's day.
The flight attendants must have handed the gadget off to some baggage handlers who took a selfie of their own.
OK, let's get serious for a minute. Hruda, an app developer, must have left his gadget wide open. No numerical code, password or anything. He didn't remote wipe his iPad after discovering that it was lost, either.
These hilarious selfies might have restored your faith in humanity, but the only reason they have so much power is because most people would have seen his gadget and thought "great, free iPad!" Oh, and free identity theft and anything else they wanted.
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