TikTok plea reunites amateur photographer with lost Canon EOS R6

Canon EOS R6
(Image credit: Canon)

In a heartwarming turn of events, an 23-year-old photographer from San Diego, California, found herself in a real-life fairytale after her $3,700 camera got accidentally given to a Goodwill store, and sold for $70.

Kelsie Lee's story captured the attention of millions on TikTok, leading to a chain of events that ultimately resulted in the recovery of her beloved camera, a Canon EOS R6. Let's delve into the extraordinary journey that unfolded, highlighting the power of social media and the kindness of strangers.


i love you all, thank you

♬ original sound - kelsie

♬ original sound - kelsie

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.