Have you ever lost something important, like a wallet . . . decided it was gone for good . . . then suddenly it turned up? This is WAY better. We think.
A doctor in Houston named Sam Axelrad worked as a surgeon during the Vietnam War. And in 1966, he amputated the arm of a North Vietnamese soldier named Nguyen Quang Hung (pronounced "When Weng Hung").
For some reason, Sam's colleagues decided to save the bones, reconstruct them, and give him the arm as a sort of souvenir before he left. (???)
But when he got back to the U.S., he put them in a bag, put the bag in a closet, and forgot about them.
Then in 2011, he found the bag . . . and decided to track down the man who lost his arm.
So he traveled to Vietnam last summer to look for him . . . but didn't have any luck.
But he DID run into a Vietnamese journalist, who ended up publishing an article about it.
Hung's brother-in-law happened to read that article, and contacted the newspaper about it.
And yesterday, Hung and his arm were finally reunited . . . 47 YEARS after the amputation.