Firefighter returns shoes to homeowner borrowed during Montecito mudslide

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During the Montecito mudslides, one homeowner gave a pair of sneakers to a firefighter - and never expected to see them returned. (KABC)

Kevin Rittner never thought he would see this pair of shoes again.

During the Montecito mudslides last year, Rittner and his family became stuck in their home.

When a barefoot firefighter appeared, Rittner gave him a pair of his own sneakers - never expecting to see them again.

Five months later, Rittner came home to find the shoes and a thank you note on his porch, as well as a gift card.

Rittner wants to thank him instead.

"I'd shake his hand, buy him a meal and a beer and buy him a gift certificate to something because that dude did far more than I did handing out a pair of shoes," Rittner said.
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