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40 years later, a good Samaritan finds lost wallet in a bathroom in a mall in Toronto

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Michel Martin.

What's in your wallet? You probably wouldn't remember if you last saw it 40 years ago, but one Canadian family had the chance to find out after a good Samaritan found it in a mall bathroom in Toronto. Andrew Medley tracked down Vanessa Austin, the owner's daughter, and delivered it before going home to Detroit. In it, pictures and the documents that got the family from El Salvador to Canada. Austin told the CBC it was beautiful to have a piece of her family's history back.

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