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When Randy Robinson bought an electronic photo frame at a discount shop in Alabama a few months ago, he didn't bargain on the mystery it contained.
The frame contained a data card, and Robinson, a engineer, was surprised to find out it was loaded with wedding pictures from July 2012
"I wanted to find the couple," he told NBC News on Monday.
He started by following the visual clues.
There was a photo of a catering truck, but when he called the company, they were reluctant to help and said their records didn't go back that far. He managed to trace the limousine to Massachusetts, but hasn't heard back from the company that owns it.
Next step: Facebook.
Robinson posted a picture of the bride and groom with a shot-in-the-dark plea. By Monday afternoon, it had gotten 153,000 shares and he was deluged with friend requests.
"It's crazy," he said.
Six days after Robinson first posted the photo, a couple who own an event-planning company in the Boston area said on their Facebook page that they are the mystery newlyweds.
"This is hilarious!" they said. "Thank you everyone for posting this photo. We never lost our wedding photos thankfully, this is actually from a returned item we thought was broken (a digital picture frame). So heartwarming to know that people care so much."
The couple could not be immediately reached for comment to verify that they were the same bride and groom in the picture.