I can't not talk to people.
My local music store, within walking distance, had a room of synths, too. But earlier tech: Minimoog, Arp Odyssey, etc. Good times.
Would like to know his reaction when you contact him. Cool story.
That is soooo cool and I'm sure if was me I'd want to do the same. These ( re) connections can bring so many good feelings and memories back.