Whether it's your wallet, your phone, or a special gift from a loved one, there's nothing worse than that moment you realize you've lost something important to you. You check and recheck pockets and drawers, hoping and praying that whatever is lost will somehow magically reappear, while deep down you know that it's almost certainly gone forever.


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But what if it isn't? What if it turns up days, months, or even years later in the most unexpected of circumstances? The chances are slim, but as you can see from this intriguing list compiled by Bored Panda, that doesn't mean it can't happen, so if you've lost something, don't despair, because it might not be gone forever.

#1 Went To Fiji 14 Years Ago. Became Really Close Friends With Fijian A Taxi Driver. Went Back To Europe And Lost Contact. Went Back To Fiji And Found That Very Same Man Last Week

Went To Fiji 14 Years Ago. Became Really Close Friends With Fijian A Taxi Driver. Went Back To Europe And Lost Contact. Went Back To Fiji And Found That Very Same Man Last Week

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Monty Is Fiennes 1 year ago

Age, Location, Gender.....they mean nothing to friendship :)

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#2 So My Dad, A Fisherman At Lake "Attersee", Austria, Just Fished Up His Old, Lost Wallet In One Of His Fishnets, After He Had Dropped It Into The Lake 20 Years Ago

So My Dad, A Fisherman At Lake "Attersee", Austria, Just Fished Up His Old, Lost Wallet In One Of His Fishnets, After He Had Dropped It Into The Lake 20 Years Ago

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Zori the degu 1 year ago

The best way to finish your afternoon fishing!

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#3 Found This Note On My Car After Work Yesterday. Lost My Hubcap When I Moved Across The Country. Thanks Kind Stranger!

Found This Note On My Car After Work Yesterday. Lost My Hubcap When I Moved Across The Country. Thanks Kind Stranger!

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Karii Phillips 1 year ago

Love that! The worlds most random good Samaritan lol

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#4 The Book This Professor Just Bought on Amazon Is the One She Lost 5 Years Ago

The Book This Professor Just Bought on Amazon Is the One She Lost 5 Years Ago

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varwenea 1 year ago

I'm a book lover and would rejoice having my own book mysteriously returned to me, especially one with my notes scribbled in it.

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#5 A Woman Lost Her Wedding Ring In 1995 Found It 16 Years Later When She Was Picking Carrots

A Woman Lost Her Wedding Ring In 1995 Found It 16 Years Later When She Was Picking Carrots

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Vlad Horobet 1 year ago

At first I thought that the carrot took 16 years to grow...damn I'm a dumbass.

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#6 My Dog Passed Away Two Years Ago. He Hid His Favorite Toy Before He Went And I Couldn't Find It Anywhere. Found It This Morning And It Has Turned Into A Beautiful Memorial. Big Manly Tears Were Shed

My Dog Passed Away Two Years Ago. He Hid His Favorite Toy Before He Went And I Couldn't Find It Anywhere. Found It This Morning And It Has Turned Into A Beautiful Memorial. Big Manly Tears Were Shed

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1 year ago

Im guessing what it use to be, a bear?

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#7 So My Brother Couldn't Find His Keys This Morning And Was Late For Work... His 2-Year-Old Son Had Borrowed Them

So My Brother Couldn't Find His Keys This Morning And Was Late For Work... His 2-Year-Old Son Had Borrowed Them

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varwenea 1 year ago

Can't get mad at him for that... Hope he wasn't too late.

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#8 We Lost The 6th Book In The Series. After Two Months, We Finally Found It!

We Lost The 6th Book In The Series. After Two Months, We Finally Found It!

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Stijn V. 1 year ago

but you gained a 9th

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#9 Our Doorknob Was Stolen At A Party We Threw Last Weekend, Today It Shows Back Up With This Note

Our Doorknob Was Stolen At A Party We Threw Last Weekend, Today It Shows Back Up With This Note

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lasagna's underrated 1 year ago

Don't take the muffins, kids!

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#10 My Buddy Lost His iPhone In Early February And Just Found It, Frozen Into Our Driveway. And It Still Works!

My Buddy Lost His iPhone In Early February And Just Found It, Frozen Into Our Driveway. And It Still Works!

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Daria B 1 year ago

Wow! Now THAT would be a story worth using for am advertisement or a promotion of some kind. Did you try to get it touch with Apple?

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