Owner 9/11 Wedding Photo: Elizabeth Stringer Keefe Finds Owner Of Photo Found In 9/11 Rubble After 13 Years

The owner of a 9/11 wedding photo that was found in the rubble after the World Trade Centers fell in New York City will finally be given the photo after 13 years. According to People Magazine, a professor named Elizabeth Stringer Keefe posted the photo on social media every year, hoping that someone would be able to find its rightful owner — and that those in the photo weren’t 9/11 victims. Well, 2014 was the year that the photo was claimed — and everyone in the picture is still living.

“Every year, her quest seemed fruitless – until last week, when the photo went viral and its owner, Fred Mahe, not only reached out to Keefe, but confirmed everyone in the picture is alive and well.”

The owner of the 9/11 wedding photo reached out to Keefe on LinkedIn after someone told him that it was on Gothamist. The man — Fred Mahe — then started getting messages on Twitter, and thanked everyone who was helping get that photo out — even country star Blake Shelton retweeted the pic. Keefe and Mahe were scheduled to meet today in New York City.

The owner of the 9/11 wedding photo worked on the 77th floor of the second World Trade Center tower, but he was not in the office on that fateful day back in 2001. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Mahe was the man on the left. He was at his friend’s wedding and was sent the photo as a keepsake after the event. He recalled the wedding and admitted he hadn’t seen that photo for a while, perhaps just forgetting about it after the tragedy.

“I had not seen that photo for quite a while. That was one of my great photos — it had all my friends in it, and it was an awesome wedding.”

As far as how Keefe got the photo, she said that a friend gave it to her and told her to “do something meaningful with it.” According to The New York Daily News, Keefe was determined to find someone in the photo — or someone who knew the people in the photo. For some reason, the photo went viral this year (even though Keefe posted it every year), and the owner was found. And the story has now gone viral.

[Photo courtesy of Twitter]