Cameras can be replaced, but not pictures of a dearly departed spouse.

When Dave Lacey's camera was stolen, so too were more than 300 priceless photos of his wife.

Lacey's wife Erica had died of cancer at 30, and the photos in the camera were final snapshots from her life as well as pictures of her funeral. Cameras can be replaced, but losing the photos compounded the grieving husband's sense of loss.

But the story doesn't end there. Lacey was eventually reunited with his irreplaceable photos and memories. Just how the camera came back to Lacey is a complicated tale of coincidences and detective work that ended in a Santa Ana, California pawn shop.

Read more about this incredible story and remember to back up precious photos and videos, just in case.