A South Carolina man has been connected to the family whose decades-old home videos he found in a VCR he bought at Goodwill.
Jayson Hansen told TV station WCIV he is now making arrangements to return the videos to the family.
The find happened recently when Hansen went to a Goodwill in Goose Creek, S.C., in search of a VCR.
When he got home, Hansen discovered a tape labeled “Family Videos 1994 Florida” in the machine, according to multiple reports.
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The recordings – about two hours long – span from December 1994 to May 1995, and include Christmas gatherings, school ceremonies and sporting events.
Hansen felt obligated to look for the family and return the video, so he posted about the find on Facebook, multiple media reported. A man who saw the story on Facebook eventually helped Hansen get in touch with the missing family, according to WCIV.
The family can even get an updated version of their old home videos, because Hansen made a digital version, in case the VHS was the only copy the family owned.
“You know, VHS tapes don’t last forever,” He told TV station WCSC. “It just seemed like the right thing to do, I guess.”
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