The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
Today’s something good is the kindness of strangers.
Francesca Teal’s trip to North Beach in Hampton, New Hampshire with her husband, went very wrong earlier this month. They were playing football in waist-deep water and enjoying the last days of summer, when she caught the ball and her rings popped off. In a flash, the wedding ring passed down from her grandmother was gone, according to 10Boston.
“It’s a very small piece of material in this huge ocean. In that moment my heart sank,” Francesca said.
The couple looked for hours that day, to no avail. Francesca posted on Facebook, asking for good Samaritans who have metal detectors to go to the beach and look for her ring. That post was shared over 3,000 times and word spread about the 29-year-old’s loss. The Teals went back to the beach several times to look again and every time there were kind people with metal detectors searching for the ring. None of them had any luck, in spite of spending hours trying.
Enter 60-year-old Lou Asci. With metal detector in hand, he strapped his headlamp on and dove into the ocean to find the ring. Over three days, he spent 15 hours searching.
“I don’t take failure all too well. I wanted to go back and give it one last shot,” Asci told The Boston Globe. On the third day of searching, he decided to go out a little deeper and try one last time. He found the ring, buried four inches under the sandy bottom.
“Please tell me this is the ring so I can finally get off this beach,” he asked Teal in a message accompanied with a picture of the ring he had worked so hard to find.
When Lou returned the ring, Francesca’s husband got down on one knee and slipped it on her finger, where it belonged.
“It’s pretty easy to look at the world and see all the bad. When you peel things back, you see we all just want to help each other out,” Francesca said.
The little things in life mean so much and people going out of their way to return a family heirloom is something good. Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!