While out water metal detecting, I was approached by one of the swimmers in the area. He asked for help finding his wedding band which he lost some time in the last couple of hours. He explained the area it would be in and also the very unique inscription on it. Besides his wedding date, it also had the word “WOOF” inside. Apparently a private joke between his wife and him.
Nothing turned up that day but I told him that I periodically hit the area. We exchanged phone numbers in case it turned up. I could tell he pretty much had given up hope but I told him I would do my best.
Fast forward 6 weeks later. I hit the general area again but was about 100 yards away from where he thought he was. Up comes a gold ring with his inscription inside. I texted him a photo of the ring and as well as one word: “Woof!”. He texted back within 10 seconds and was calling within 20. He lived a couple of hours away so I mailed the ring to him. He sent back a nice Visa gift card to cover the postage as well as a bit of a reward as a thank you.