10 Touching Stories that Show the Power of Photos

power of photosIf you go to any news site right now, you’ll likely see stories about national disasters, crisis, crimes, accidents, and political upheaval. But sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll read a truly touching article that brings a smile to your face or possibly a tear to your cheek.

 

For us here at ScanMyPhotos, we love to read any human interest story involving the power of photos. Our customers have shared countless tales with us and we’ve stumbled upon many incredible stories around the web.

 

To spread the love, we’d like to share a few of these amazing articles that highlight just how powerful our photos truly are.

 

Enjoy!

 

1: Following in His Grandfather’s Footsteps: Man Redoes Classic Family Vacation Photos – via @nbcnews
Using his grandmother’s detailed travel notes and his grandfather’s photos, Christian Carillo set off on an adventure that would re-connect him with his grandparents in a very special way.

 

2: A Touching Tribute to Love: The ScanMyPhotos Project that Became a Life Changing Experience – via @scanmyphotos
A ScanMyPhotos customer helps a husband plan the gift of a lifetime for his dying wife. This story is a heartwarming tear-jerker that’s a must-read.

 

3: Group reunites families with lost photos – via @koamnews
When photos go missing it can feel as if you’ve lost a limb. When a tornado strikes, a family feels they’ve lost their photos forever—until they get the surprise of a lifetime.

 

4: Newly married couple find old picture of themselves playing on the same beach as children just a few feet apart – via @MailOnline
Destiny can be an amazing and funny thing—especially when an ordinary vacation photo turns into a significant moment captured in time.

 

5: A Forgotten 1912 Photo Brings Family Memories Flooding Back to Life – via @scanmyphotos
A damaged and mostly forgotten photo can withhold thousands of words and memories. One ScanMyPhotos customer managed to unlock one photo’s secrets with our restoration services.

 

6: Photo helps New York family find missing son – via @CNN
When a picture of a young man huddled on the streets of Washington D.C. shows up on USA Today Sunday, it sparks a response that you need to read to believe.

 

7: Vietnam veteran seeking comrades from old photo – via @globegazette
Back before the Internet, it was tough to remain connected with the people who touched our lives. This article shows how we can use the web to reunite with old friends who we lost to time.

 

8: Woman’s detective work reunites Charlotte family with old photos – via @theobserver
Knowing the power photos hold, one woman seeks to  reconnect a box of old photos with their rightful owners.

 

9: Storm-damaged photos salvaged at Katrina event – via @NOLAnews
A tragic event doesn’t mean total disaster for our memories. As this article proves, damaged photos can be restored and help victims of natural disasters turn their new house into a home.

 

10: Jim Collar: Historical photo brings a surprise – via @PostCrescent
When an old 1945 photo hits the front page of a newspaper, it brings Jim Collar a big surprise and provides us all with a great story.

 

Don’t let your photo stories go to waste! Let us know if you have a touching or sentimental photo story to share.