Owner of lost family videos found after South Carolina man discovers them in used VCR
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) - Days after a South Carolina man found a VHS tape of someone's old family videos in a VCR he bought at Goodwill, the man was able to locate the family and arrange the return of the video thanks to the power of social media.
Jayson Hansen, of Goose Creek, reported in a Facebook neighborhood discussion group Christmas Eve he found the tape inside a VCR he bought at Palmetto Goodwill location earlier in December.
The 2-hour video, titled "Family Videos 1994 Florida," had recordings of family gatherings, school events and sports games from Dec. 1994 to May 1995.
Hansen sent ABC News 4 a digital copy of the video Tuesday, and he says within hours of our sharing the story on Facebook, a man put him in touch with members of the Bartlett family, to whom the videos belonged.
Hansen says he is making arrangements with the family to return the video. Hansen wishes to thank everyone who shared the video in an effort to get the videos back to the family.