A Missouri woman was brought to tears when her husband surprised her with the ring she thought she’d lost forever.
As Fox News reports, Drew Huskey and his wife, Qian “Emily” Yang, were on vacation in Canada on October 2, 2018 when she lost her wedding ring in the snow.
What was supposed to be a two-hour drive turned into 11-hour traffic jam after the two got stuck behind a car crash during a snow storm. Once traffic started moving again, Yang asked for a bathroom break.
“She gets out of car and falls into two feet [of] snow.”
When she got up and brushed herself she felt the $10,000 ring fly off of her finger.
“All of a sudden my wife screams, ‘I lost my ring’ and I was like, ‘Oh man here we go.’”
After the couple searched through the snow with an ice scraper and no luck for three hours, they decided to call it quits. Little did Yang know, her husband still intended to find the ring.
At the time, he thought:
“I am coming back here to look for the damn ring.”
After chatting with locals, Huskey made plans to return to the mountain between Banff National Park and Jasper National Park once the snow melted.
Once Huskey returned home, he spoke with his co-workers about the incident. Someone suggested he check out a website called “The Ring Finders.” It offers an online contact list of “metal detecting specialists,” who help hunt for lost jewelry around the world.
The husband told Fox News:
“I contacted the only person anywhere close to where the ring had fallen. And he was about two hours away. His name was Syd Kanten. It was funny because at first I didn’t ask if he could help me find it, I just asked for his advice. ‘I plan on buying a metal detector, I plan on going back, what should I be worried about?’ And I asked him about how the weather is typically that time of year and he was kind of taken aback because he was like, ‘Someone usually hires me to go look for it, they don’t usually go back and look for it themselves.’”
So eight months later, Huskey told his wife he was going to Montana before making his way back to Canada.
On May 31, Huskey, Kanten, and Tyler, Kanten’s son, met up on the Canadian mountain.
After two hours of searching, Tyler went to grab more batteries for his metal detector. Suddenly, he spotted something shiny on the road.
“Oh, is this the ring we are looking for?’”
Huskey “was in total disbelief” that they had found the ring so quickly and “just lost it.”
Once he returned to Missouri, shortly after the couple’s three-year anniversary, he took the ring to get it cleaned.
“That night I put it back in its original box and set it right next to the couch and typed up the entire confession, letting my wife know the trip was really me going to Canada to find the ring that she had lost.”
He recorded Yang reading the confession and her reaction to seeing the ring again.
Furthermore, Huskey said:
“She sobbed for about an hour and then she ran upstairs and immediately called her mom in China to let her mom know what I did because I kept this a secret from everyone, that I was fleeing the country to find my wife’s wedding ring.”
The thoughtful husband described the entire journey as “amazing.” Now, the couple is planning to get sizing beads on the ring so it won’t slip off again.