Sometimes social media can be used for the power of good.
It was the mystery gripping the Internet.
A moment in time captured on camera by a stranger and a quest to give a young couple a unique gift.
Over the past week social media has been captivated by the story of a photo.
A couple on their wedding day were kissing on Tower Bridge in London on May 16 around 8 p.m. Her veil blowing in the wind. Oblivious to what was around them. The chaos of the day finally giving them a moment alone.
Saber Miresmailli, a Canadian businessman who was on holidays in the UK, was in the back of a car driving past them when he saw the moment and took out his camera capturing it for his own holiday pics.
“They were all alone by themselves,” he said.
“I didn’t see any wedding photographer. I had maybe a 10-second window to take that photo” he told CBS NEWS.
When he got back to Canada and started going through his photos.
“It was pure luck I got it,” he says. “I was in a moving car, with no flash … but somehow they just looked so beautiful and the lighting was perfect.”
He knew he had to find the couple.
So he uploaded this post to Facebook.He asked for Facebook nation to share it.
And they did.
And did, and did.
With more than 300,000 shares.
Facebook Nation can be a nasty place with insults and barbs. It can be a place where a stranger hides beneath the anonymity of their keyboards throwing away words they would never say face-to-face.
But it can also be a community. A place where people from different nations come together to help each other.
It was this community that finally found the love-locked couple.