Scuba diver finds, returns $7K engagement ring (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38245794/ns/today-today_people/)
A young bride-to-be was boating with her fiance and while applying sunscreen to her beau she placed the ring in her mouth to not get it dirty. During the application process the ring fell from her mouth, hit the deck, and bounced into the water. Now, while I believe they edited out the expletives from the article the despair is without a doubt real.
Here is the good part...
"Denny Geffre of nearby Long Lake, Minn., says he has been hunting treasures in lakes for 40 years. After hearing of Stocco's loss, he donned his scuba gear and spent three days searching the lake with a metal detector" (today.msnbc.msn.com, 2010). This guy took three days out of his life that he will never get back to help another person in despair. Not that the ring could not have been replaced, but the sentimental value cannot be replaced. To help a young couple rest comfortably and hold on to a wonderful memory (the day the groom seen the eyes of his bride light up seeing the ring for the first time) instead of a dreaded nightmare (the moment they heard *plop* as the ring disappeared into the murky depths of the lake) can only be described as a selfless act of the heart. Mister Geffre was rewarded with a $750 gift for his troubles, but I bet that wasn't half as good as seeing the tears in the couples eyes when they knew their dreams were still intact. Even a better memory to help erase the nightmare.
Good people exist and they aren't as rare as you might think. My challenge to you is take a moment each day to look for one positive thing in life that someone does without thought of repayment, reward, or recognition. I bet you'll find more than one. Little things mean so much to those who have lost hope. And a big thanks to Denny Geffre, you're an inspiration to me.