Mystery of 9/11 wedding photo solved
Every year on September 11, a woman has posted this photo on Twitter in an effort to track down the people in it. Thirteen years later, the mystery is finally solved.
Elizabeth Stringer Keefe said a friend stumbled upon the photo a few blocks from Ground Zero just days after the tragic attack in 2001.
Keefe said her friend gave her the photo of the wedding party and asked her if she would do something meaningful with it. So she started her search in hopes of one day returning the photo to its rightful owner.
"It was such a striking contrast to what we saw at Ground Zero," she told Fox News. "It was a symbol, really, of hope and happiness in this unbelievable destruction."
Over the next 13 years, the photo would be retweeted more than 35,000 times and shared on a number of websites until, finally, she got a response.
Fred Mahe, one of the men in the picture, told Fox News the last time he saw the photo it was on his desk on the 77th floor of the second World Trade Center Tower 13 years ago.
He said he thought Elizabeth's efforts were incredible.
"Elizabeth has almost single-handedly restored our faith in humanity," Mahe said. "Her efforts over the last 13 years have been amazing."
A widow who lost her firefighter husband in the 9/11 attacks was also filled with amazement after a lost bracelet honoring him was returned recently.
Marion Otten gave the memorial bracelet to her son who lost it on a beach trip in New York 10 years ago. Fortunately, an old neighbor came across it and recognized the name.
"There are no coincidences," she told WNBC. "There's a reason why it all happens. It brings us together for whatever reason."
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