An 11 year old girl of Indian descent made a man very happy after she found his lost wedding ring on a British beach and then with the help of her mother tracked it down to give it back to him.
Priya Sahu discovered the gold wedding ring in the sand at Ventnor Beach on the Isle of Wight on the south coast of England last month, the day after Matt Eastley lost it while visiting the beach.
He told the BBC that he “splashed around” in the ocean before realizing the ring had slipped off his finger and he felt like he had lost it forever. He compared his return to Cinderella’s reunion with her glass shoe in the famous fairy tale.
“We thought someone must be devastated because they lost their wedding ring, and Priya said it would be magical if we could actually find that person,” said Aswita, Priya’s mother.
Before leaving the Isle of Wight, Eastley had asked a beach cafe owner to look for his wedding ring with very little hope of ever being reunited with him. He had planned to replace the ring, symbolic of his marriage to wife Lisa 15 years ago.
When Priya found the ring, she and her mother set out to find out who it belonged to, and through friends and friends of friends, they managed to connect with the cafe owner who then put them in touch with Eastley .
They all met in a park in the port city of Southampton on Sunday when Eastley was able to slip his lost ring back on his finger.
“”[Losing the ring] was devastating. It’s irreplaceable – that’s the only word I can think of, “the resident of Kent in south-east England told the BBC South East.
“But it was wonderful. It’s life-affirming. It’s a really happy ending. It’s been a bit of a bleak 2020, though [the find has] definitely put a smile on my face, “he said.
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