A South Florida woman named Susan Shane-Linder was shocked recently when she got a phone call she was never expecting.
At the other end of the line was a man from Minnesota who she had never met. He was calling because he realized he had something very special in his possession, and he thought it might belong to her.
What he had was a vintage Alhambra SA guitar, made in Spain. The guitar had been in the man's family for years, but it wasn't until recently that they had noticed there was a name taped inside the guitar: Susan Shane.
At first, Shane-Linder--who happens to be a popular children’s musician, singer, and teacher in Boca Raton--didn't know what to think.
“I said, ‘Can you send me a picture because I don’t know what you’re talking about,’” she told Good Morning America of the man she’s now befriended, Lonnie Arndt. But when she saw the picture, she knew it was hers--her first guitar, given to her in the 1970s as a birthday gift when she was a little girl.
Feel Good Friday story. Have a great weekend everyone.Posted by Classical Guitar Journal on Friday, September 11, 2015
Feel Good Friday story. Have a great weekend everyone.
The Arndt family, happy to have located her, sent the guitar back to its rightful owner, along with notes and pictures drawn by some of the family's children.
"I think we're going to be a part of each other's lives," Shane-Linder told WPLGLocal10News. That happy ending makes this just the kind of feel-good story that's music to our ears.
Hear more about this heartwarming story in this clip below from a Florida news station.
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