I can only imagine how Jill Fink felt when she got home from taking her daughter to the playground and realized she’d left her engagement ring behind. She’d taken the ring off to apply sunscreen to one of her twin daughters, and was unsurprisingly distracted by them being typical two and a half year olds. She left the ring sitting on the seat of her stroller, where it rolled off onto the playground.
It was not long after she left the playground when Michelle La Plante spotted it. Rather than leave it there, she pocketed it, hoping the owner would return quickly to claim it. When that didn’t happen, La Plant took it the next level – she used social media to find the owner.
According to ABC News, Michelle La Plante used several avenues.
In addition to plastering the park and the surrounding area with “found ring” signs, La Plante posted an ad on Craigslist, as well as a blog post on MyUpperWest.com, a website dedicated to the goings-on in the neighborhood, to help track down the owner.
You can imagine Jill Fink’s shock when she realized that her ring had been found.
She had this to say about the fortuitous act of kindness on her Facebook page: “There are really stupid people out there who take their engagement rings off to avoid getting sunscreen on them but thankfully there are also really wonderful people out there who go out of their way to do incredibly nice things for strangers. I am so grateful and inspired.”
Even better? The two families are planning to get together for a hang out and playdate. I love a happy ending, don’t you?