Man Finds Lost Breckenridge Engagement Ring, Donates $500 Reward
A pre-wedding trip against the wintery backdrop of Breckenridge sounds like every engaged couple's dream. Unfortunately, for one soon-to-be newlywed couple, this plan went awry.
According to CBS4, fiances Paulina Morales and Deven Maraj were recently exploring in the mountains when Maraj playfully tossed Morales into a drift of snow — a move that sadly resulted in the loss of Morales' engagement ring.
The station reports that the couple searched for the ring, designed by Maraj's father, for days. However, even with the help of a metal detector, Morales and Maraj could not find the treasure before they had to return home.
Spencer Wilson, CBS4's Mountain Newsroom Reporter, took a propane tank and a blowtorch to the area in the hopes of helping the couple — alas, his efforts were also unsuccessful.
In the hopes of finding the ring, Morales and Maraj called on Coloradans to aid in their search, offering a $500 reward for the ring's safe return. Thankfully, Colorado residents heard their plea.
In a comment on the CBS Denver YouTube page, Morales revealed that a man had found the treasured item — and that he decided to forgo the reward money.
"Thank God, I got the news it was found today," said Morales. "The man who found it will not take the reward for himself. It will be donated to [the] Lost and Found Recovery Team of Breckenridge. True kindness lies in the act of giving without expecting anything in return."
Morales said CBS4 will release a full report on the recovery on Thursday (Feb. 17).
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