Twitter user @ErinJanune and her husband were walking down a Philadelphia sidewalk when the unthinkable happened...his wedding ring flew off his finger and into a nearby grate! Accepting the ring was gone is something Erin simply couldn't do. The pair put their heads together and tried to get the ring back, though they wouldn't have had much luck if the local community hadn't pitched in to help out.
On Friday night, my husband’s wedding ring flew off of his hand and rolled away and down a Philly sidewalk grate. T… https://t.co/XEAEdv8oJT— Erin B. (@Erin B.) 1528070877.0
The couple came up with some pretty...um...creative solutions.
He was told that nothing could be done until Monday when City Hall reopened, so we headed to Home Depot and created… https://t.co/4bpihFHvOL— Erin B. (@Erin B.) 1528070918.0
But a homemade fishing pole didn't have the right stuff to fix this problem.
As a side note. Has anyone ever looked down a grate in Philly before? This one was about 12 feet deep and had a lov… https://t.co/BjuCgCnUiz— Erin B. (@Erin B.) 1528070960.0
Though it DID have the skills to snag an imposter!
We spent the next several hours face down on the grate, searching for his ring at the bottom. After only being ther… https://t.co/OJfzDtV9ib— Erin B. (@Erin B.) 1528071017.0
Through the entire process, citizens of Philly were right there with them.
We continued our search. During this entire time, strangers came up in an attempt to help us. Tourists from Chicago… https://t.co/2nIYVDh2JQ— Erin B. (@Erin B.) 1528071044.0
And then...the cavalry arrived!
Before too long, a Philly cop walked by. We stopped him and explained our dilemma. The cop radioed in to PECO and r… https://t.co/N3n7yzMMvQ— Erin B. (@Erin B.) 1528071079.0
This knight's armor was made specially for a singular purpose...hunting down wedding rings.
He donned protective clothing, used his tools to open the grate and meticulously combed the area using a flashlight… https://t.co/mhCcqQHlkq— Erin B. (@Erin B.) 1528071114.0
Could it be?!
The couple got to see first hand what a community is capable of when we work together!
Yesterday could have been an incredibly sad and disappointing day, but instead it became a shining example of gener… https://t.co/EjMWfLyPiV— Erin B. (@Erin B.) 1528071213.0
The story inspired many on Twitter.
A rare feel-good thread. Makes me want to go back to Philadelphia. https://t.co/7rnHDBsAWs— Sarah S (@Sarah S) 1528176780.0
A story of perseverance and human kindness and clo—no clowns, skip the clowns—and a feel-good ending! https://t.co/VHPdMpKQNY— tis a mokie (@tis a mokie) 1528204627.0
That having been said...be careful with that wedding ring from now on. Who knows where it might fall next time?
A great story - with a great ending. Yay @PhiladelphiaGov, @PECOconnect and guys who go into storm sewers! https://t.co/1w2n6kgF7p— Grace LeRose (@Grace LeRose) 1528207218.0
H/T - Twitter