MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A family who lost something invaluable on vacation months ago now has it back.

Chris Faust’s wife found a still camera in Two Harbors this summer.

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Faust, a photographer, knew it was too broken to fix. The camera sat on his shelf for months until he decided to recycle the battery. But then he discovered something else.

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“I said, ‘Oh my God, there’s a chip in there.’ And I flicked it out and stuck it in my computer. And I went, ‘Oh my God, there is every family photo and video on here for at least a year,” Faust said.

He posted a few of the photos on Facebook and the post got hundreds of shares. The family who lost the camera found him within an hour.

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Faust says the family was very grateful, and gave him a thank you card.