A California man who borrowed a cookbook from a Honolulu library has returned it after nearly five decades.
Hawaii News Now reports Patrick Powers delivered the "Hawaii Cooks" book to the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library last week while on vacation in the state.
Powers says he found the book last year in a storage box and decided it was finally time to return it.
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He borrowed the book 47 years ago while living in Hawaii. It traveled with him when he later moved to California.
Powers handed the book over with a letter explaining what happened. He also gave the library a newer copy to replace his old, damaged one.
He expected to pay a hefty fine but there was no penalty.
"The librarian was so nice," he said.