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Lost antique engagement ring found thanks to comments section in Georgia newspaper!

When Wanda Nations lost her sentimental decades-old engagement ring in the parking lot of a restaurant on Feb. 9, she said she had little hope of ever finding it again. After looking with her husband, Pete, for hours,  she attempted a last-ditch effort to locate the heirloom ring by calling to place a plea in the comments section of her local paper, The Daily Citizen.

"I lost my wedding ring, possibly inside or outside of the Western Sizzlin' steakhouse on Legion Drive next to Lowe’s," Nations said in her voicemail to be published in the “Today’s Forum” section of the paper. "It has a wide band with a cluster of small diamonds on the top. It has great sentimental value. The band is 37-plus-years-old and the cluster is 62-plus-years-old. If found, please, please turn it into Western Sizzlin' and leave where you can be reached and you will be given a reward.”

A man named Rodney McConkey, an avid reader of the paper, had eaten at the restaurant the very same night as the Nations, and as he and his son Chris, were walking to their car, Rodney “saw a sparkle” on the ground. It was Nations' beloved ring. A week later Rodney saw the comment in the paper and it was a seamless transition getting the diamond-clustered ring back on Nations' finger.

“She teared up as soon as she saw it. It was beautiful,” McConkey recalled. “And lucky enough, on the day we found her, that was mine and my wife’s anniversary too. It was wild. Everything just fell together.” 

This is a world full of wonderful people, and stories like this warm our hearts.

Lost antique engagement ring found thanks to comments section in Georgia newspaper! When Wanda Nations lost her sentimental decades-old engagement ring in the parking lot of a restaurant on Feb. 9, she said she had little hope of ever finding it again. After looking with her husband, Pete, for hours, she attempted a last-ditch effort to locate the heirloom ring by calling to place a plea in the comments section of her local paper, The Daily Citizen. "I lost my wedding ring, possibly inside or outside of the Western Sizzlin' steakhouse on Legion Drive next to Lowe’s," Nations said in her voicemail to be published in the “Today’s Forum” section of the paper. "It has a wide band with a cluster of small diamonds on the top. It has great sentimental value. The band is 37-plus-years-old and the cluster is 62-plus-years-old. If found, please, please turn it into Western Sizzlin' and leave where you can be reached and you will be given a reward.” A man named Rodney McConkey, an avid reader of the paper, had eaten at the restaurant the very same night as the Nations, and as he and his son Chris, were walking to their car, Rodney “saw a sparkle” on the ground. It was Nations' beloved ring. A week later Rodney saw the comment in the paper and it was a seamless transition getting the diamond-clustered ring back on Nations' finger. “She teared up as soon as she saw it. It was beautiful,” McConkey recalled. “And lucky enough, on the day we found her, that was mine and my wife’s anniversary too. It was wild. Everything just fell together.” This is a world full of wonderful people, and stories like this warm our hearts.

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