Knoxville couple finds missing wedding ring through Facebook

Knoxville couple finds missing wedding ring through Facebook

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It wasn't just any old ring. It was a one of a kind wedding ring, owned by a Knoxville couple. They saw a post on Facebook about the lost ring before they even realized it was missing. It wasn't just any old ring. It was a one of a kind wedding ring, owned by a Knoxville couple. They saw a post on Facebook about the lost ring before they even realized it was missing.
"I was going to find who owned that ring. It was just too personal to me," Tessi McHone says. "I was going to find who owned that ring. It was just too personal to me," Tessi McHone says.
That same day, Veronica Card was checking her Facebook when she noticed Tessi's post. The description was similar to the wedding ring her husband Andrew lost while at the same park a day before. That same day, Veronica Card was checking her Facebook when she noticed Tessi's post. The description was similar to the wedding ring her husband Andrew lost while at the same park a day before.
"It was kind of surreal. It took me a little while to sink in how kind of crazy that is," Andrew Card says. "It was kind of surreal. It took me a little while to sink in how kind of crazy that is," Andrew Card says.

By KAYLA STRAYER
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A very special object that was lost is now back with its owner: a wedding ring that turned up in a Knoxville park. The woman who found the ring went to social media in hopes that someone would recognize it.

It wasn't just any old ring. It was a one of a kind wedding ring, owned by a Knoxville couple. They saw a post on Facebook about the lost ring before they even realized it was missing.

Tessi McHone was playing with her sons at Tyson Park earlier this month, when she spotted something shiny on the ground, a ring inscribed "Love conquers all."

"I was going to find who owned that ring. It was just too personal to me," Tessi McHone says.

She immediately began searching for the owner.

"I went on Facebook and a few other sites, contacted a couple of news stations and just tried to get it out there that I had found a ring," McHone says.

By that night, she says this Facebook post had about 2,000 shares.

"It kind of blew me away," McHone says.

That same day, Veronica Card was checking her Facebook when she noticed Tessi's post. The description was similar to the wedding ring her husband Andrew lost while at the same park a day before.

"I sent her a message, and sure enough it had the same inscription, and it was his ring," Veronica Card says.

"It was kind of surreal. It took me a little while to sink in how kind of crazy that is," Andrew Card says.

Oddly enough, Veronica and Tessi were Facebook friends. They met a few months ago through a mom's group.

"It's just one of those small world stories. You hear about weird things like this happening, but I would never expect somebody that I know to find a ring at a park just randomly," Veronica Card says.

The Cards were back at Tyson Park Wednesday with their son, and the ring was safely on Andrew's finger. Tessi says she's happy she did the right thing, and hopes to keep in touch with Veronica.

"I'm glad that I was able to find it and get it to her, and now we have an interesting story that we can maybe start a friendship off of," McHone says.

Because of all the shares of the post about the missing ring, Tess says some of the Facebook pages she posted it on, like the Knoxville Pay it Forward page, now have a big boost in the number of likes.

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