The soccer ball had floated 3,000 miles across the Pacific to Alaska's Middleton Island, where a radar station technician found it. The words written on the ball led to a 16-year-old in Japan who said he'd lost everything in the tsunami that struck his town last year. He was happy to hear his ball would be returned to him.
This got our staff talking about the things we own that have sentimental value: a book, a piece of jewelry, an old coat, a letter from a first love. We're wondering what has sentimental value for you.
Carl Azuz, Anchor