A wedding photo found buried near the rubble of the World Trade Center touched off a thirteen year search for its owner.

College professor Elizabeth Stringer Keefe was given the damaged photo by a friend who found it in the ash near Ground Zero.

She posted the photo - which shows a wedding party of a bride and groom, two men and two women against a backdrop of trees and snow -  around the anniversary of 9/11 for years in the hopes that someone in the picture could be identified.

Amazingly, after thirteen years, she was contacted by the photo's owner, Fred Mahe, who last saw it at his desk on the 77th floor of the second World Trade Center before the terror attacks of 9/11.

Even more amazing, all six people in the photograph are alive and well.

Mahe, the man in the photo on the back left, facing the camera, said he got a text message informing him of the story, and he immediately contacted Stringer Keefe.

Mahe explained the photo shows he and a group of college friends at a wedding in Aspen, Colorado, in 2001.

Stringer Keefe said she had resisted the urge to put a story to the photo and simply committed to returning it to its owner.

"It was a symbol of hope and happiness in this unbelievable destruction," she said. "It really was so powerful to me, and I felt that it was really important to return it, if possible."

Check out the amazing reunion of Mahe and Keefe from Fox and Friends above.

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