Family recovers $23,000 ring accidentally sold for $5

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,



Missing bag of $36,000 cash returned to owner

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,



Police return stolen wallet 23 years later

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.
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