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Widow Finds Dirty Piece of Metal in Garden, Believes It's a Gift from Late Husband after Inspecting It

Ayesha Muhammad
May 13, 2022
07:00 A.M.
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An elderly woman was busy working in the garden one day when a shiny piece of metal covered in dirt grabbed her attention. Initially, she thought about tossing it away, but shortly afterward, something made her change her mind. 

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Love is the most powerful feeling in the world. Regardless of what the future might hold, cherishing the time we have with our near and dear ones is an incredibly precious and worthwhile sentiment.

The mere thought of parting from their beloved might take a toll on people's emotional and mental well-being. For some people, distance means nothing because the longer the miles, the stronger the bond. 

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It's true that the people we adore occupy a special place in our hearts and minds. But in addition to valuing their loved ones' existence, people might attach sentimental value to their belongings and cherish them forever. 

Imagine the joy of someone accidentally stumbling upon an item that once belonged to their beloved? Perhaps they thought it was lost and gone forever, or maybe they didn't expect to find it in the first place. 

As expected, they might feel a myriad of emotions, from plain shock and astonishment to sheer ecstasy and love. Something similar happened to a woman when she made an exciting and unexpected discovery one day. 

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A STRANGE DISCOVERY

In April 2022, a 90-year-old widow was gardening around her late husband's apple tree when she noticed something in the soil. She decided to stop working for a while just to have a closer look at what it was. 

The older lady shared that she planned on getting the ring properly cleaned up and repaired because it appeared bent and out of shape.

To her utter surprise, she found a piece of metal, which was bent and drenched in the dirt. From Looe, Cornwall, England, Ann Kendrick said she was clearing around the apple tree's base when she saw the tiny metal.

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Netizens leave comments on Ann's story. | Source: facebook.com/plymouthlive

HER HUSBAND'S MISSING WEDDING RING

Initially, she was prepared to toss the piece of metal away. But at that moment, something nudged her, and her train of thoughts was interrupted most unexpectedly.

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Ann suddenly remembered the day her bereaved husband, Peter Kendrick, lost his ring while working in the garden in 1987.

According to the elderly lady, her husband was working like her by the apple tree when it dawned on him that his wedding ring was not on his finger anymore. The Cornwall resident revealed that her beloved partner died nearly 22 years ago. 

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LOST AND FOUND

Moreover, the widow admitted she was utterly shocked and confused when she first noticed the shiny metal in the soil. The ring had been buried in the ground for so long that Ann had almost forgotten about it. 

Ann got hold of the metal piece, cleaned it up until it appeared shiny, and what she then discovered brought a bright smile to her face. The widow welled with indescribable emotions when she finally figured out that the round-shaped metal was Peter's wedding ring.

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AN EMOTIONAL SCENE

She recalled the tear-jerking experience in these words: 

"It didn't look at all like a wedding ring. It looked like a dirty piece of bent metal. I looked at it and thought 'no, it couldn't be.'"

Netizens leave comments on Ann's story. | Source: facebook.com/cornwalllivenews

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As was expected, Ann's excitement reached an all-time high, and she related the experience to her friend. She recounted:

"I was really quite excited. When I was telling a friend about it I got a bit choked up."

Mrs. Kendrick jokingly revealed that if her husband were alive, he would have been just as surprised as her to find the ring. The older woman also narrated the incident to her son, Bob Kendrick, and he was also shaken by the unexpected discovery.

Netizens leave comments on Ann's story. | Source: facebook.com/plymouthlive

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RELATING THE STORY TO HER SON

Ann's 57-year-old son, Bob, runs a restaurant near his house in Dartmouth, Devon. He also hinted at how his dad was the forgetful type and often lost things. When asked how his mother felt about discovering his father's ring, he responded: 

"Mom was very emotional and over the moon. It wasn't the first thing that went missing - he used to lose all sorts of things."

Finding the wedding ring was an extraordinary experience for Ann because it was the symbol of the love she shared with her husband. Indeed, the precious ring was a timeless gift from her late husband that will forever stay with her. 

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Netizens leave comments on Ann's story. | Source: facebook.com/plymouthlive

FOREVER CLOSE TO HER HEART

The older lady shared that she planned on getting the ring properly cleaned up and repaired because it appeared bent and out of shape.

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She also expressed that once the ring was restored in its original form, she would wear it on a chain as a necklace to keep her belated husband forever close to her heart. 

Undoubtedly, Ann's never-ending love, affection, and pure sentiments for her bereaved husband show that the couple's love story is alive even today and will continue to go on till the end of time. 

Netizens leave comments on Ann's story. | Source: facebook.com/plymouthlive

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LOVE NEVER DIES

This phenomenally heart-touching story teaches us numerous lessons. Firstly, Ann's excitement upon finding the ring shows that even after Peter's death, she still loved him and hadn't forgotten about him and their beautiful connection. 

Secondly, the fact that she planned to get the ring fixed and wear it around her neck corresponds to the sentimental value she gave to it and proves that it wasn't just a random find but meant the world to her. 

Have you ever had a similar experience where you stumbled upon something valuable belonging to a loved one? If yes, did you have the same reaction as Ann? If this story brought a smile to your face, please share it with your family and friends. 

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