A man who reduced his wife to tears by accidentally selling her $23,000 wedding ring for $10 at a garage sale said his faith in humanity had been restored after it was returned.
Racquel Cloutier was distraught after her husband, Eric, told her he had sold the wooden watch box in which she had hidden the ring before going to hospital to have their fifth child. “I immediately started crying,” said Mrs. Cloutier, 31, of Laguna Niguel, California. “I just wanted the ring to be in a safe place and out of reach from my two-year-old twins.”
The couple appeared on local television last week to ask the buyer, a middle-aged woman who had seemed hesitant before buying the box, to return it.
A dozen kilometres away, in Mission Viejo, Alyssa and Andrew Lossau were frantically searching for a set of keys. They looked inside a box that Mrs. Lossau’s…
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