By Meredith Lepore
Updated Jan 25, 2016 @ 8:45 am
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At times social media can be absolutely wonderful! This past weekend Mark Ruffalo got to experience Twitter at its best when he lost his phone and its wallet case in New York City during Winter Storm Jonas.

On Saturday afternoon, Ruffalo tweeted an announcement about his misplaced device to his 2.1 million followers. "APB out for a cell phone in a wallet case out on the streets of NYC in a blizzard. My drivers license is in there," he wrote. "Reward and signed pic."

Suggestions immediately started pouring in to help the Oscar nominee locate his phone.

And sure enough his phone was found—and in less than 20 minutes! "OMG It was just found! That was freaking fast. Thanks for helping me find it!!" the actor confirmed on Twitter. Now that is the power of social media.

As for who helped Ruffalo recover his items: The credit goes to the Brown family. The actor shared a picture of himself embracing their two little girls. "Thank Amenaide and Catherine Brown for finding my Phone and wallet! Thanks Brown family for your decency," he wrote alongside the snap.

This is not the first time Ruffalo rescued by Twitter. He left his wallet in a cab in 2014 in Chicago and the person who found it tweeted at the actor and got it back to him.

What a happy ending for the Spotlight star—and a win for human decency.