Newlyweds who lost everything in fire get irreplaceable gift

 CALGARY- It turns out a couple of newlyweds have lady luck on their side after all, despite their house burning down on what was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives.

Levi Stoddard and Sara Postle planned to tie the knot on December 12-12-12-12-and were on their way to the courthouse when they got a frantic phone call from their roommate. Their house was on fire.

They decided to go ahead with the nuptials anyway, and returned home to find that nearly everything had been destroyed, including a hard drive containing more than a decade’s worth of photos.

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“It’s a big portion of our life,” said Stoddard. “Most of all the photos were on the hard drives, losing that portion of our lives is like, another kick when you’re down.”

Data recovery professional Matthew Kinderwater agreed to take a look at the melted equipment, but made no promises after seeing the damage.

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On Friday, Stoddard went to I Cube Development to find out the fate of the treasured photos-and got incredible news.

“They’re burned up pretty good as you’re aware,” Kinderwater told him. “But we were able to recover all of them.”

Even better? He said the company is covering the $3,800 cost.

“You’ve got enough problems right now, you’ve got enough on your plate.”

“I don’t even know what to say,” Stoddard gasped. “Thank you so much, for one. I’m flabbergasted.”

Kinderwater said he was happy to be able to help.

“If I was in his position it would be nice for someone to do that for me. I needed to remind myself of that. What goes around comes around.”

With files from Bindu Suri

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