ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico woman’s engagement didn’t work out, but instead of selling her diamond ring, she wanted to find a deserving couple to give it to.
With the help of social media she found the deserving couple she was looking for.
Josh Michaels and his girlfriend Laura Aitken got engaged in 2013.
That same year Michaels was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that spread to from a tumor in his chest.
“I’ve been told a few different things you know. ‘I wasn’t gonna make it; I had two months left,’ and I’m still here,” Michaels said.
The medical bills prevented Michaels from being able to afford an engagement ring, but then he saw the Facebook post about engagement ring giveaway.
An anonymous woman said her engagement didn’t work out and that she wanted to gift her $21,000 diamond ring to a loving couple.
She said in a statement, “I didn’t want it to become another pawn shop ring. For me it was a symbol of love and happiness.”
Dozens of people posted their love stories on the page, but Michaels was picked to receive the ring.
He proposed to Aitken once again.
The now engaged couple said the ring is a symbol of the stranger’s kind heart and their love for each other.
“It’s just little things like this that keep you strong, ” Michaels said.