True love conquers all. At least, that’s what we’ve been taught to believe. But if you think happy endings are strictly reserved for Hallmark movies or antiquated fairy tales, think again. Sometimes, against the odds, life surprises us in the most beautiful ways!
In an epic reversal of fortune, Dakota Hudson and Lauren Patterson of Lamar County, Texas recently became engaged after surviving a tornado that destroyed their home and displaced their belongings.
Among the items that went missing, was a surprise engagement ring and wedding band. At the time, Dakota had yet to propose to his longtime girlfriend of seven years.
“I told her, I was like, ‘I lost your engagement ring and your wedding band,'” Hudson said. “She told me it was all right – all she needed was me.”
Enter the Dragons, a softball team from Paris Junior College.
When team members learned about the couple’s misfortune, they quickly stepped in to help find the rings. After hours of searching, the rings were miraculously recovered by outfielder, Kate Rainey. Apparently, baseball diamonds are not the only kind of diamonds that Kate is drawn to.
“I was just kind of digging through the mud in the certain particular spot and I kept digging there, I don’t know why,” she said. “I felt led to dig right there and I found a little piece of metal circle and it was not metal, it was gold. I didn’t believe – when I found it I was like, ‘There’s no way I just found that.'”
Seizing the moment, Dakota was inspired to pop the big question right there on bended knee.
His sudden proposal was met with loud cheers and applause from the crowd of softball players. After accepting the ring, Lauren sealed the deal with a kiss.
Thanks to this softball team, these lovebirds got the happy ending they deserve! How cool is it to see community members stepping up to help strangers? Simply amazing!
Watch Dakota bending on one knee to propose in the video below, and share this magical story with a friend.
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