Social media helps Chad Carr's family recover stolen photos

Who says nothing good ever came out of social media?

Chad Carr's family was thanking it rather than calling it out after social media helped recover precious photos of the late grandson of former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, stolen earlier in the week.

Chad Carr was5 when he diedof cancer in 2015.

The family had little to remember him by, and bits of that memory disappeared earlier this week whena safe containing computer hard drives withphotos of Chad on them was stolen from the family home while the Carrs wereon vacation.

After the theft, the family went to social media, imploring anyone to help recover the photos. The post went viral and one of the culprits actually saw the newsand, after being apprehended, led police to the hard drives.

"Yes, it’s true … our hard drives have been recovered! Words can’t express how happy we are," aposton the ChadTough Foundation Facebook pageread in part. "These random little memories captured during our five short years with Chad are what we turn to when we need to laugh, cry, or simply spend time with our baby. We are so thankful to have them back."

The Carrs also posted a video of Chad swimming at the beach with its thank-you post.

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The police did not release the names of the suspects in question.

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