Reddit Steps Up To Find Missing Father

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We write so many negative and WTF?! Reddit stories, every now and again it’s nice to be able to report something positive.

Redditor LASunFun posted a “missing” alert to Reddit after her father went missing for several days. The father, who suffers from Alzheimers, left his caretaker’s apartment residence in Koreatown in Los Angeles on Friday Sept. 5. and disappeared. After a police report had been filed, still no clues had come up in the case, so the daughter turned to Reddit.

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After 48 hours, Redditor 2Days spotted the man on the corner of Fairfax Blvd. and was able to ascertain his identity through tattoos. The father was malnourished but okay and has since been taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

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See Reddit? Doesn’t that feel much better than disseminating nude photos of celebrities or getting people killed after you falsely claim they were responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing?