Pawnshop Manager Returns Missing Photos to Foreign Exchange Student

By Katie Wiedemann, KCRG-TV9

DUBUQUE, Iowa — As the school year wraps up at Dubuque Senior High School, Fiona Li will leave behind all of the friends she’s made here and return to home to China.

Li said, “Everywhere I go I bring my I-pod with me. I take lots of pictures. “

The I-pod has captured almost 4000 precious moments of Li’s time in the United States.

“I have pictures about Chicago and snow coming. And homecoming dresses, “said Li.

But on April 14th the iPpod disappeared. Li thinks someone stole it after she left it in the bathroom at school.

She immediately went to Facebook for help.

“I said “I lost an iPod. It’s red on the back and white in the front. If anyone sees it please contact me.” “

A pawnshop manager saw the message and discovered someone had sold her the stolen I-pod. She contacted Li’s host family.

Li’s host father Jim Poll said, “I think there are kind nice people in the world, we just don’t hear those stories very often.”

The iPod, and pictures are now right where they belong, in Li’s hands, after getting it back.

“I was like this is impossible because even right now, I cannot believe that’s my I-pod,” said Li.

A moment in time she’ll always remember; the kindness of strangers in Iowa.

Li said, “I just feel like really nice people are here.”

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