A family is devastated after years of memories on their camera and video camera fall off the roof of their car.
But as it turns out, the items fell into the right hands.
A couple in Hartford spotted the cameras on the side of the road, and have been doing all they can to find the owners, from social media posts to calling police.
When Jacyline Flores and her boyfriend Alex Garcia were driving by a bus stop on Bloomfield Avenue in West Hartford, they were surprised to find a camera and a video camera.
They knew immediately they had to find the owners.
“If that was me, I would definitely like someone to return it as well,” Flores said.
She scoured the videos trying to see if there were any clues about where the family lived.
No luck, there but what she did find were countless special family moments including children opening their presents on Christmas.
"It's just great memories that you definitely want to keep,” Flores said.
When Eyewitness News showed up at the bus stop to shoot video of it, our crews found a sign with a phone number.
Using the phone number, our crew found the family’s address, and was able to track down the camera’s owners.
Todd Markham and his wife Lauren overcome with emotion, were grateful to have their families memories back in their hands.
"It was a gift before this one was born and we've been capturing home movies for the last 5 years,” Todd Markham said.
He was reunited with not only the cameras, but the two kind people who made sure it happened.
“Beyond words. It's really a Christmas gift for sure,” Todd Markham said.
It was a happy ending and an act of kindness that will impact the Markham family for years to come.
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