Do you know this baby? Indiana man finds precious memories on Goodwill camera
By Jay Dillon
Thrift store finds are nothing new. Whether it's money inside an old couch or a one of a kind piece of art. But an Indiana man is on a mission to find the family that used to own a video camera that he bought at his local Goodwill. He believes the original owners may be in Oklahoma.It was a buried bargain at a Clarksville, Indiana, Goodwill. Joe Lynch wanted a video camera and didn't require anything top of the line so the price was right: just $5 for this 'turn of the millennium' RCA camcorder."I take a lot of footage of my kids.. but my wife, she keeps on insisting I take more," Lynch said.Sgt. First Class Joe Lynch knows the value of making memories and capturing them. But a little guy he found on the tapes isn't his."I guess my mission right now is to find out who these tapes belong to so I can get 'em back to 'em," Lynch says.On the tape, Lynch said he found a newborn meeting his baby brother. He said he also found video of the baby's first Halloween."The very first video I saw was the entire family carving pumpkins," Lynch said.All those memories were archived on the digital tapes left in the case."My wife came over and said, 'These belong to somebody's family. I don't think they meant to give 'em to Goodwill'," Lynch saidSo with good intentions, he started searching."I just ended up taking snapshots of the family and posted it on Facebook and people started sharing it."After searching on social media, he had no response from the family.There are clues though. The biggest is a gown the baby's mother is wearing. The gown has the words "Stillwater Medical Center" stitched onto it. In that image, the newborn baby seems to have just arrived into his mom's arms.Lynch says he has no use for the tapes, aside from trying to return them to the rightful owner."Somebody might know who these people are.. so they can contact me so I can mail 'em their tapes back. And that's really what I want to do"If you think you know who they might be, contact the reporter at WAVE in Louisville, Kentucky, by clicking here.
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