Lost in the horror of the Las Vegas massacre is a heartwarming story with a Saskatchewan connection.
As bullets started flying Sunday night and panic over took the Strip, a Texas man opened up his hotel room at Caesar’s Palace to give four strangers a safe place to stay until the mayhem was over.
However, once things calmed down, and they left, the Texan never heard how the four women, all from Regina, fared.
With it weighing heavy on his mind, he took to Kijiji and posted an ad Wednesday in the site’s Missed Connections section in hopes of making contact.
The ad has since been taken down, but it read:
“Y’all took shelter with my friend, his wife and me in a hotel room at Caesars Palace. While the danger was not real at our location, it felt very real in that moment and for the next few hours. I felt very strongly that it was my duty to make sure y’all were safe. Had the situation been reversed and my wife was in Las Vegas without me, I’m certain that any one of your husbands would have felt and acted the same. I regret not getting a number or email address to confirm y’all made it back to your hotel safely. I thought you might text me when you did. Those hours will be forever etched into my memory, but I’m thankful that I was able to help out in a small way.
Y’all said you were from Saskatchewan, the “Texas of Canada.” I don’t think y’all will see this as you’re certainly not the type to spend time on missed connections. Had to get this off my mind.”
The post went viral. By Thursday morning, it had over 43,000 views and resulted in a successful reunion.
After 650 CKOM contacted the poster, he replied saying he was able to connect with one of the women and thanked everyone for their replies.