The lost diamond ring story and the Good Samaritans that found it is another inspiring story about people doing the right thing and being honest. This diamond is also no ordinary diamond – it is a 3 carat ring valued at $40,000 dollars.
This news story is different from ones I had posted in the past, because the owner of the diamond ring has not yet been found. Mervis contacted us directly so that we could also help in finding the ring’s owner. The following is from their blog and also shown below is the video about this story from the Associated Press (AP).
A few days ago a couple walked in to our VA store with a diamond ring they found in the parking garage at Tysons Corner. It was a plain solitaire ring with the name Mervis imprinted in it. The couple came to us, looking to return the ring to its rightful owner. My uncle Zed weighed the center round diamond as 3.02 carats and graded it excellent ideal cut. He estimates the ring and the diamond together are worth around $40,000. We are trying to track the customer down through our customer list, but given the characteristics of the ring, we determined we sold it over 3 years ago.
If you know someone who recently lost a 3 carat ring, please let us know! I’m sure they’ll be thrilled to know that a kind stranger happened upon it and actually returned it. This is truly unbelievable!
A couple of months ago, a friend of mine sent me a link to one of the most compelling stories I’ve seen. It is one of those good deed stories that will reverberate for many years to come. The story is inspiring and it is hard not to watch it without tearing up…in a good way!
I will briefly set the stage for this story and then leave you to watch the video for yourself. It was the second game of a doubleheader between Central Washington and Western Oregon, and Sara Tucholsky was up to bat. She stepped up to the plate and slammed a homerun over the centerfield fence – her first ever in high school or college. This is the kind of moment all players dream about – making the great play that leads to victory. The problem was that Sara tore her ACL at first base and collapsed to the ground unable to continue to second base.
First baseman Mallory Holtman and shortstop Liz Wallace from the opposing team asked if there was a rule that would prevent them from helping injured Sara around the bases in order to complete the homerun. They were assured there was no rule that would prevent them from helping the opposing team’s batter. So they carried her around the bases making sure she touched each base and finally touched down at home plate.
Some labeled this story true sportsmanship, but I think this definition stops short of defining the selfless actions of Mallory and Liz. Even though their team the Wildcats was eliminated, they won something far greater that day. Enjoy watching this inspirational and compelling story.