NICK EICHER, HOST: Three years ago, a New York couple was enjoying a meal by the water at a South Florida restaurant called Coconuts, when the man briefly took off his wedding ring and then dropped it.
But the ring didn’t hit the floor. It just kept going. It slipped right through the wooden floorboards.
What a horrible feeling, right? He thought the ring was lost forever.
Then came the coronavirus and the closure of Coconuts to everything but carry out.
Manager Ryan Krivoy decided, you know, it’s a really good time to replace that wooden dining patio.
When they pulled up the boards of the deck, they found all kinds of treasures below—such as, yes, the wedding ring.
You’ll hear a muffled Ryan Krivoy—wearing his coronavirus mask—talking to television station WSVN.
KRIVOY: Once we washed it off in a little soap and water, we saw the inscription on the inside.
Yes, “Mike & Lisa” and the wedding date, 8-21-15. The restaurant posted a picture of the ring on Facebook. And after 5,000 shares, a connection.
KRIVOY: I got a phone call early this morning, and the lady basically said, she goes this might sound crazy but I’m Lisa.
This story just gets better: also beneath the deck, some hundred-dollar bills and a rare gold coin, which may be worth as much as $2,000. So the manager says it’s going into the tip jar to split among the staff.
It’s The World and Everything in It.