Chicago man’s search for the owner of a lost wedding ring found in Wicker Park goes viral – NBC Chicago
The online story of a lost wedding ring found in Chicago is now swirling through social media, with thousands hoping to see if it will be returned to its rightful owner.
Last Sunday afternoon, Jonah Newman and his wife were walking their dog in the Wicker Park neighborhood when they stumbled upon a very small and important piece of jewelry on the sidewalk.
The ring bears the words “I love you” and an engraved date on the inside that Jonah believes could be the wedding date and will help identify the lost.
Jonah announced on Twitter that he found this ring and received an unexpected amount of attention.
“We found this wedding ring on the sidewalk outside our house in Wicker Park while we were walking the dog. It bears the inscription “I love you” and a date. Chicago, will you help me find its rightful owner? ”Newman wrote.
The tweet garnered thousands of likes and retweets, many of whom share their own personal stories about losing their own wedding rings.
“I definitely didn’t expect the kind of response or reach we got. Really, I was just trying to find ways to let people know we found them and get the message out, ”Newman said.
Newman and his wife have also posted leaflets in their neighborhood and posted them on Facebook and the Nextdoor app about the ring.
Newman says one of the reasons many have connected to this story is because “… people these days are probably looking for a feel-good story and hoping that there will be a happy ending for that story.”
There is still no information on who lost the wedding ring, but Newman does not give up hope that it will soon be returned to its rightful owner.
If you think this ring is yours, you can prove it to Newman by letting him know the date inscribed on the band and contacting him here on Twitter.