This Woman Finally Identifies The Owner Of A Photo She Found At Ground Zero On September 11

A truly amazing ending.

Update — 10 a.m. ET:

Fred Mahe was identified as the man on the far left. After the photo went viral Thursday, it made its way to Mahe.


"The picture was at my desk in the World Trade Center, Tower Two, on the 77th floor," Mahe told Boston Magazine.

For 13 years since Sept. 11, 2001, Elizabeth Keefe searched for the people in the photo.

Keefe is an assistant professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Every year she tweeted a scanned copy of a photograph found amidst the ruins of the World Trade Center in New York City, according to an article by Mashable.

Keefe explained exactly why the photo means so much to her:

"It's a beautiful, joyful moment captured in time and it was such a contrast to what I saw at Ground Zero, which was still burning when I was there... So, if it had a relationship to 9/11, I wanted to keep it safe until I could return it to its owner. There's so much beauty and happiness in the photo that I just felt committed to the task."


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