A couple got a shocking surprise on Christmas morning when they opened a gift and found an engagement ring that had been flushed down the toilet more than 20 years ago.
Shaina Day and her husband, Nick Day, from Lakeland, Florida, told them Story about WTVT-TV.
Shaina described how she accidentally lost the ring two decades ago while living with her then-fiancé at his parents’ house.
“I had taken off my ring. It was on the counter so I guess I wasn’t paying very close attention when I sucked up the water, grabbed my ring and threw it down the toilet and flushed it. ” She said.
They went so far as to look for the ring in the house’s septic tank.
“I climbed into the septic tank with a hose that I had to use to suck up whatever was down there and I pumped it through a hose over a grate, a window grate, into a 55-gallon drum,” Shaina explained.
These efforts proved unsuccessful and they gave up hope.
Years later, parents said they made an amazing discovery while renovating the bathroom. Apparently the ring was stuck in the toilet the whole time. A plumber placed the toilet in her bathtub to drain the water inside and popped out the missing ring.
The parents placed the engagement ring in a small ceramic toilet and wrapped it so their gift could be opened on Christmas morning.
you recorded a reaction video of the couple opening the gift.
“It’s just absolutely amazing that it just sat there because we thought it was gone. It would never come back. It’s hard to believe,” Shaina added.
The diamond was still intact on the ring which has been thoroughly cleaned.
“Knowing that everyone cared enough and thought it was so cool they didn’t tell us it was a real surprise. That was it,” Nick said.
“It brought tears to both of our eyes,” he concluded.
Here’s a local news report on the flushed ring:
Flushed engagement ring returned after 20 yearswww.youtube.com
https://www.theblaze.com/news/engagement-ring-recovered-flushed-toilet The lost engagement ring was returned to the couple for Christmas, more than 20 years after it was flushed down the toilet