Do you remember the heartwarming story we shared about the internet saving a late mother's lullabies? A widower pleaded with users on Reddit to help him convert her music files so that he and their newborn son could listen to her new, unfinished music. Not only did people happily oblige, they also remastered the recordings and added accompaniments.
Well, the people of Reddit have done it again. This time a good Samaritan from the online discussion forums helped a man find his stolen car in just a matter of hours.
Reddit user theytookmahcurr put a post in the Austin section about his missing 2010 Toyota 4-Runner (and his favorite jacket that was inside). He said he'd already made a police report, called the insurance company, and canceled the backup credit and debit cards he stored inside his vehicle. Because those credit and debit cards had been tried at a store near his home, he figured maybe the stolen vehicle hadn't traveled too far.
And it seems he was right! A woman posted a photo of a vehicle on a community Facebook page, complaining that it was parked in her spot. Reddit user sportytx happened to see that picture and then saw theytookmahcurr's post on Reddit. The car in the picture fit the description so sportytx connected the dots and decided to ask theytookmahhcurr to confirm the license plate number. Click the screenshot below to read the Reddit comment thread and see how it unfolded!
theytookmahcurr updated his original post, announcing that he got his car back and also thanked sportytx for helping him. He even posted a photo as proof (see below). A few of his things had been stolen and his Bluetooth system had been broken, but at least he got his favorite jacket back.
Unfortunately, the thief has not been caught yet. But doesn't this give you hope in our ability and willingness to help each other?