Woman Who Lost Engagement Ring on Train Is Saved by a Miracle (VIDEO)


katelyn peckham engagement ringCommuting to the city on the train can be a totally annoying, harrowing experience, but it was worse than usual for Katelyn Peckham yesterday. The 25-year-old was wearing her engagement ring, a one-of-a-kind heirloom that was made using her mom's diamond, on her way into Boston for work. She took it off to apply hand sanitizer, and when she arrived in her office that morning, she realized her hand was bare. Aghh!

Peckham's co-workers were amazingly helpful, sending out emails, tweets, and Facebook messages with pictures of the ring, asking friends and family to keep an eye out. Then commuter rail employees noticed the messages on Twitter, and they notified train operators. And, in the end, it was one of the train's conductors who came to the rescue.

While doing his usual sweep, conductor Thomas Booth found the ring in the aisle where Peckham had been sitting. Like a fairy tale, Peckham boarded that same train to search, and he asked her if the ring was what she was looking for. As you can imagine, she was over-the-moon to have her ring back.

Ugh -- I could imagine just how gut-wrenching and devastating this whole experience was for Katelyn, but the happy ending really does restore my faith in humanity!

And the story really makes me stop and think ... Sure, some might argue it's only a material thing, but the value of an engagement ring can go above and beyond "just a ring." For Katelyn, it's deeply sentimental, not just because it symbolizes her love and commitment to her fiance, but because they used her mom's diamond to make the ring. That makes it hugely personal, and clearly, I'd understand her desire to keep something like that in her family for years to come.

Thank goodness for Twitter and honest, good-hearted train conductors for saving the day and Katelyn from a broken heart!

Check out a video of the news report on Katelyn's story ...


Have you ever lost or almost lost your engagement ring?


Image via KSDK.com

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lehof... lehoffman

Amazing. Such a happy ending. I haven't ever lost a ring with that much value, but I have three rings that I wear every single day and one day I got off the bus and heard the sound of metal hitting the ground. I didnt think it came from me until I walked a block and realized I was missing my ring. I found it just inches from a sewer grate so I'm pretty lucky too.

koolc... koolchicken

It was really nice of the conductor to return it. But they keep the same schedule and you get to know them, so I'm not surprised. I am curious as to why she felt the need to remove the ring while on the train.I hate the way hand sanitizer gunks up my rings too but seriously, you don't take something that special off just to keep it clean. You definitely don't take it off on the commuter rail, not for any reason.


Nice 2 read happy story!

Embers88 Embers88

Her ring looks EXACTLY like mine. Same style and everything. I'm so glad she got it back! 

nonmember avatar Melissa

When embedding a video in an article, you should always set it NOT to autoplay.

Neelah Neelah

"Is saved by a miracle"? is not appropriate for the title. She was never in danger. She lost an inanimate object. Sure it's sentimental, but her life would have been just fine without it. Hate it when people exaggerate titles for attention....

mille... millerbunch

glad she got it back.. 

do not take it off to apply anything, especially on a moving train.. or least be mindful when you're done to make sure you put it back on..

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