A long-lost VHS tape of a baby taking his first steps was found by a determined man and returned to the family.Jim McKay bought a VCR at a Goodwill in Austin, Texas and found the tape inside, showing the tot in a diaper walking for the first time with help from his dad and brother, way back in 1994.
He’s a dad himself and knows what a precious memory that is, from back in the day before we filmed everything all the time, so he launched a Facebook campaign to find the family it belongs to. Social media and local news stations helped make it happen and soon 26-year-old TyRe Alexander got a call from his mom, who saw the video on TV and couldn’t believe it.
“I haven’t seen me, my dad, and brother in a room for a long time,” Alexander says of the video. “To see that and to see all that love and everything, that took me back to a place I could never go without having that tape.”