Nintendo Switch was one of the major tech product launches of 2017. The Switch not only made portable gaming mainstream once again, but also brought a fresh lease of life for the Japanese gaming company. The Switch is designed to be the only console you use at home and while on the go.
So with the Switch being such a popular gaming console, it would heartbreaking to lose one. A man by the name of Juan experienced just that and what happened next is heartwarming to say the least. Juan lost the Switch while at Frankfurt airport in Germany. However, he got it back thanks to the Reddit community.
The story goes something like this: Juan was playing on his Switch at the airport and the console fell out of his bag while he was taking a bus ride to his gate. The portable gaming device fell between some seats and he filed a lost-and-found report with the airport authorities. Upon his landing at Madrid (his travel destination), Juan decided to post about losing Switch at the airport on the Nintendo Switch Reddit community.
He wrote, “I lost my Switch at Frankfurt International Airport. Please if you’re the driver of the bus, I’d be eternally grateful and bring you chocolates. I know this has 0.000001% possibility to work.”
Juan didn’t know that its his lucky day and that 0.000001% possibility turned a reality. Another redditor with the handle XxPyRoxXMaNiAcxX replied to Juan’s post with link to another post on the Switch thread where Redditor Itchybun had posted about finding a lost Switch and was trying to help return the device to its owner.
Interestingly Juan was verified as the real owner to that lost console via series of questions that only Juan would know. Kotaku reports that the questions included colors of Joy-Con controllers, known WiFi networks, friends and so on. After verifying Juan as the real owner of the Switch, Redditor Itchybun agreed to meet up in the new year and return the console to him.
As the title of Shakespeare’s play goes “All’s well that ends well.” This was one really happy ending to a story that could have destroyed the heart of one Switch user.