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The Cloutiers thought "Diamonds are forever" until Eric Cloutier accidentally sold his wife's $23,000 wedding ring in a garage sale for $5!!

Eric's wife Racquel placed the ring in an old watch box before going to the hospital to give birth to the couple's fourth child.

“I hid the ring before I went to the hospital because my twins get into everything and my fingers were swollen,”Racquel said.

While she was in the hospital, Eric did what any good husband would do - he cleaned the house and had a garage sale.  He sold the old watch box for $5 not knowing that Racquel's $23,000 wedding ring was hidden inside.

Racquel Cloutier's ring - Image Credit: Racquel Cloutier


Upon Racquel's return home, she immediately went looking for the watch box with her ring.  When Eric said he sold the box, she broke down.

The couple told the news outlets their story and it spread quickly.  Thankfully the individuals who purchased the watch box saw the story on the news and returned the ring!

“I knew the chances were small,” Racquel said of seeing her ring again. “But by the grace of God it ended up with the most honest people.”

And that's what's good,

Jon

Published in Random Good News

An unnamed woman in Florida found $36,000 of cash on the golf course that she worked at.  Wooah, $36,000 cash?!  She discovered the ID card of the 76 year old man who misplaced the money and promptly returned it to the owner.

"Easy money is not good money, you know?", the woman stated in an interview.

And that's what's good,

Jon

Published in Random Good News
When something is stolen or you lose an item, rarely does it ever make its way back to you.  This is what makes this story so astonishing. 
 
Jeri Cox Chastain received a phone call last week from the police department when they asked her to come to the station to retrieve her blue wallet.  Naturally, she thought this was some sort of joke, but still she made her way down there. 
 
Jeri says she remembers the day 23 years ago when her wallet was stolen from her during her lunch break at work.  She didn't care about the money that was stolen, but she had a picture of her and her son when he was just 3 months old.  Also in the wallet was his birth certificate, social security card, and her driver's license. 
 
Remarkably, a maintenance man had recovered the wallet hidden above the ceiling tiles in the women's restroom of a building only a few miles away from the hospital.  Even though the money was gone, all the pictures and her other valuables were still intact! 
 
"I'm just so glad it's back with all my memories in it," said Chastain.
 
 
Have a great day, and let the Good News be yours,
 
Jeremy
Published in Random Good News

On a Delta flight from Fargo to San Diego, seven year old, Cole Holzer, lost his most prized possession… his father's t-shirt.  Cole's father passed a couple years ago and since then, Cole has never parted with the shirt.

"Ever since he will lay out and spray his dad's cologne on it and cuddle up with it and sing the daddy song to go to bed," Cole's mom, Tanya stated.

They were devastated when they couldn't find the shirt.  A family friend sent a heartwarming letter to Delta describing the situation.  The Delta team sprang into action - they searched through garbage and called employees to be on the lookout.  Shortly after, they found the shirt!!

The Holzer family cried happy tears all the way to the airport.  Delta really came through for their family!

And that's what's good,
Jon

Published in Random Good News

Billy Ray Harris, a homeless man in Kansas City, was asking for money when Sarah Darling came by.  Sarah, opened her wallet and dumped all of her change in his cup…along with her expensive diamond engagement ring.

"My rings were bothering me, so I put them in my coin purse." Sarah stated.

Sarah didn't notice what she did until the next day.  Billy Ray didn't see the ring until an hour after she left and by then it was too late.

"The ring was so big that I knew if it was real, it was expensive.", Billy Ray said.

Sarah rushed to see Billy Ray the next day.  Billy remembers how the interaction went down - "She squatted down like you did like right there and says, ‘Do you remember me?' And I was like, ‘I don't know. I see a lot of faces.' She says, ‘I might have gave you something very valuable.' I said, ‘Was it a ring?' And she says, ‘Yeah.' And I said, ‘Well, I have it.'"

Billy Ray wasn't the type to take advantage of someone.   He knows how sentimental the item must have been. 

"My grandfather was a reverend. He raised me from the time I was 6 months old and thank the good Lord, it's a blessing, but I do still have some character," he said.

Sarah rewarded Billy by giving him all the cash she had in his wallet :)

The best was yet to come.  Since his story appeared on the news, Billy has been receiving support from all over the U.S.  He has been a little shy about the attention, but was so happy when he received this reward - His long lost sister saw him on the news and reached out to him.  They didn't even know the other was alive!



And that's what's good,
Jon
The Good World News

 

References:

http://www.kpho.com/story/21202651/homeless-man-stays-modest-despite-new-national-attention?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8393002

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