Woman Thinks Her Engagement Ring Is Lost Forever… Until A Stranger Calls.

Bailey Davis holds out her hand to take a photo of her large engagement ring. She's sitting in a car.

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of getting engaged. Bailey Davis experienced this recently, and she’s no doubt on cloud nine because of it. Like many others engaged gals, Bailey has been wearing a gorgeous ring ever since. Recently, though, a worst-case scenario came true: She lost the engagement ring at a rest stop.

As an employee of Capital City Auto Auction, Bailey often travels. On this particular day, Columbus, Ohio is her destination. While at a rest stop, she uses the restroom. Here, she temporarily takes off her ring. Little did she know, she’d also leave it there.

Bailey Davis leans forward, hand grasping her wrist as she smiles with her eyes closed while getting engaged. Her fiancé stands in front of her and smiles.
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“I drove two hours away to Columbus before I realized it wasn’t on my hand,” Bailey recalls. “I was shaky, I was sweating — I felt like I was going to puke.”

By the time she returns to the rest stop bathroom, the ring is gone. In that moment, Bailey feels certain she’ll never see her precious ring again. Still, she and others do whatever they can to get the ring back. This includes putting up posters and making a post on Facebook.

Woman’s Engagement Ring Lost At Rest Stop

Bailey Davis holds out her hand to take a photo of her large engagement ring. She's sitting in a car.
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Meanwhile, Coty Warren keeps a ring he found in the bathroom of a rest stop in his cabinet at home. He tried to find an attendant at the rest stop to help find the owner of the ring, but when nobody was around, he took it with him.

Less than 24 hours later, he happens to stumble across Bailey’s Facebook post. Until that moment, he thinks the ring may be costume jewelry. Without hesitating, he calls the number Bailey shared on Facebook to deliver the great news.

Coty Warren talks to WSAZ3 news.
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“I gave her a call and I said, ‘Well, I guess tonight’s your lucky night,'” Coty recalls.

Bailey, as you can imagine, continues to be overjoyed.

“I think I underestimated my community a little bit and Facebook,” she shares. “Who knew that would be the saving grace, right there.”

Bailey Davis smiles as she stands in a parking lot, talking to the news.
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Although Bailey offered to give Coty a reward of $1,000 for his generosity, he chose to decline the offer, insisting it was simply the right thing to do.

“If it’d be me in the same situation, I’d hope and pray somebody’d do the same thing for me,” he says.

“I’m just really happy,” Bailey shares. “I don’t regret that it all happened, which is crazy. I learned quite a few lessons, and now I feel like I’ve been put in a position to tell people about it. So, it’s exciting.”

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