Here’s a story that has everyone talking!
Nine years ago, New Jersey woman Paula Stanton was cleaning her bathroom when she looked down and noticed her diamond wedding ring was gone. She took one look at the toilet and just knew — she’d flushed it.
Her husband figured it was gone forever, but Paula still hung on to a shred of hope.
Fast forward to 2015. Paula mentioned the long-lost ring to a worker from the city’s Public Works Department. He tried not to laugh, knowing the odds of finding it were slim to none. Then, just last month, that same sanitation worker spotted something shiny in the muck while working on a sewer line about 400 feet from the Stanton home. That’s right; Paula’s wedding ring — lost for nearly a decade — was found.
“Nobody could believe it. Everyone was in a state of shock,” said Paula. “I was calling my kids and telling people about it. My family had a difficult year, and for this to happen…”
Paula is calling the whole thing a Christmas miracle and is thanking the sanitation worker for his honesty in returning the ring to her.
Now, she’s wearing it proudly on her finger once more. (But don’t worry, she boiled it in lemon juice and peroxide first!)
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