Woman’s lost wedding ring back on her finger thanks to stranger’s sharp eyes, persistence

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BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. – A woman’s lost wedding ring is back on her finger thanks to kind strangers who spotted and returned it.

Kyah Surritte was walking into a Price Chopper when she noticed something shiny on the dark parking lot. Then, she and her mom made it their mission to find the owner.

“I just couldn't believe it. I was like, ‘wow, this is a miracle,’” said Jessica Sanchez.

Sanchez says her husband, who was her high school sweetheart, gave her the wedding ring 14 years ago. Thanks to a Bonner Springs mom and daughter, the once-lost ring is now back where it belongs.

“I'm proud that it did and I'm happy that it didn't get to anybody else,” said Kyah.

The Surrittes searched all over social media for posts of someone missing a ring. Then, a post in the Bonner Springs swap and shop Facebook group caught their eyes.

Sanchez had posted a picture of her missing ring.

“She was able to tell me everything every little detail, and I was like, ‘yeah, this is obviously the ring,’” said mom Leslie Surritte.

Leslie called Sanchez, who was hesitant.

“I had several people message me and saw they found a ring and they are sending me pictures and I'm like, ‘no, that not my ring, that's not my ring.’ So when I got the phone call I thought it's probably not going to be my ring again,” she said.

But this time, it was the real deal; her wedding ring she's worn on her finger for more than a decade.

“She gave me a big hug and told me how grateful she was,” said Leslie.

Sanchez says she left her ring lying around the house, and her husband put it in his pocket so it wouldn't get lost. That same day they ran errands, one of them at the Price Chopper. The couple thinks it fell out when he pulled his phone out of his pocket.

Sanchez says it's not coming off her finger anytime soon.

“There's people out there that are honest and would return something to someone that isn't theirs,” she said.

The Surrittes say they hope the good deed will inspire others to do the right thing.

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