Facebook Post Leads Man To Search For Lost Engagement Ring.
Despite the loss, the couple went online and ordered a new diamond to put on a different band.
The purchase set them back over $4,400 but it was worth it. But they had no idea that the plea she had sent out on social media would finally get a response when they least expected it. And both Michele and Doug were elated.
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A man named David Harris sent Michele a Facebook message a month after the ring had been lost.
The 67-year-old man is an American expat living in Costa Rica. He retired in 2005, and moved there. He had a reputation for finding lost objects. Ironically, he had found a class ring in Myrtle Beach in Asheboro back in the 70s and reunited it with his owner 40 years later. So, this wasn’t exactly new to him.
David had sent Michele a private message two days after her ring went missing to offer his services.
She never replied. He tried reaching her again, but again, she didn’t reply. He assumed she found the ring so he went back to his life in the Costa Rican village of Uvita. He had forgotten about the ring and then Michele replied to him on New Year’s Eve. She told him she’d be grateful for his help.
Michele didn’t have much hope that David would find her ring, but he had a feeling in his gut.
His metal detector went off, so he started digging a hole a foot deep. He found the ring sitting in a sandy hole. When Michele got the news, she was shocked. But she didn’t trust the country’s postal service. Fortunately, the Pirkls, a friend’s parents were on vacay in Costa Rica and offered to bring the ring home.
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Michele and Doug wound up paying a private courier $450 to get the ring to their friend’s parent.
Dennis and Shirley Pirkl received the ring in Guanacaste. Days later, Michele paid the Pirkls a visit in Denver, NC, and put the ring back on her finger. As for David, he refused to accept the $500 reward Michele and Doug offered him for finding the ring. And they lived happily ever after.
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