When Calgarian Nathan Buhler’s phone slipped out of a pocket and into a river, he instantly decided that it wasn’t worth the recovery effort.
“I didn’t even bother looking for it. Even if I found it, it wouldn’t work,” he said to CBC News.
Unbeknownst to him, 10 days after his not-so-dear cell was lost into the depths of the Box River, a paddle-boarding firefighter found it and changed its course of history. After reviving the phone, he dropped it off at his station. The firefighters sifted through the information in the unlocked smart phone so they could find a way to contact Buhler. Once they noticed that his Facebook was automatically logged in, they posted an update to Buhler’s family and friends.
Then things got interesting. Friends noticed the post and started commenting.
“I think that Nathan should refrain from picking up his phone anytime soon 😉 Please keep the CFD [Calgary Fire Department] in action shots coming!” said one pal.
“Nathan this is your Samsung speaking,” the CFD responded. “The fireman have been so nice to me they’re showing me around the hall and even gave me a nickname (Hector Sanchez).”
And then the most hilarious set of photos followed, documenting Hector’s day at the station until his owner came to pick him up.
“They let me drive the truck.”
“And use the hose.”
“Just helping the guys make some lunch.”
“I even won at ping pong.”
“Hey nathan look at me getting jacked.”
And, finally, the reunion we were all waiting for:
Bravo, Calgary Fire Department, bravo.