09/20/2014 01:44 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:03 EDT

Glen Lancaster's safe contents stolen, dumped, found, returned

Ever lose something priceless or irreplaceable and fantasize about a helpful, generous person finding it and bringing it back to you?

CBC's Shane Foxman found a North Vancouver man who had just that happen — months after a thief broke into his home and stole one-of-a-kind film negatives and family documents that were inside a fireproof safe.

Watch the video to hear his unlikely tale of lost items being returned, and about the unlikely character at the centre of it all.

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