(LEX 18/WMBF)– During a vacation to Myrtle Beach, a North Carolina woman lost a ring given to her by her children. When a Kentucky woman found the ring later that day, she made it her mission to reunite it with its owner.
Kentucky woman Cristy Hill said that she was at Myrtle Beach when she could see a sparkle of silver in the tide. The silver was a “mother’s ring,” designed with the birthstones and names of each of a mother’s children. As a mother herself, Hill made it her mission to reunite the ring with its owner.
As a last resort, she posted a picture of the ring on Facebook and blocked out all but one name on the ring, knowing that the rightful owner would be able to tell her the other four names.
After more than 200 shares, she received a message from the owner’s sister, with all five of the names listed. In that moment, Hill knew that the ring would make it home.
“She cried and then I cried so, it was very touching,” Hill told LEX 18.
The owner was a North Carolina woman named Stephanie Wood. She was overcome with emotion as our sister station WMBF spoke with her Wednesday.
“As soon as my sister told me it was in Kentucky, I told her we’re making a road trip to Kentucky because I want to just wrap this girl in my arms and give her the biggest hug. I can’t explain how much of an angel she is to me right now,” said Wood.
Thursday, Hill mailed the ring back to Wood, but their new friendship won’t end there.
“Who would have thought that someone from Stearns, Kentucky and North Carolina would connect through a Facebook post going viral over a lost ring? I’m sure we will be friends for a long time,” Hill said.