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Stolen iPhone Turns BuzzFeed Writer into a Celebrity in China

Matt Stopera’s iPhone was stolen at a bar in New York City. Whatever. A year later, photos from a guy in China start appearing in his iCloud photo stream. OK, that’s weird. Then he writes an article about it on BuzzFeed, and his story goes viral. In China. Now things are getting stranger by the minute. Finally, he travels to China to meet the guy who ended up with his phone. That’s where the story becomes truly insane, but also turns into a lovely tale of friendship across language and cultural barriers. Read it now, or if you’re really busy, you can wait for the movie. Yes, the movie.

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