Luckily, she still said yes to his proposal
When a couple is engaged, they are asked about the proposal more than anything else. A memorable act of love in any relationship, marriage proposals are so exhilarating. Even though the couple may know that this special moment is inevitable, it’s still so heartwarming and enthralling to say yes to forever with someone.
Seth was ready to make Ruth his wife, but the plan got delayed when Seth fumbled with the ring. By “fumble,” we mean it fell into the depths of a river… right in front of his girlfriend’s eyes.
Seth Dixon of Kansas City knew that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with his girlfriend-of-four-years Ruth Marie Salas. He bought her a ring, gathered their friends and family, and headed out to Loose Park. The park features a picturesque bridge over a small creek that Seth thought was perfect place for a proposal.
“We’ve been dating for almost four years, and we knew this day was coming. I knew I wanted to propose there just because that’s kind of our spot,” Seth said.
Seth and Ruth walked onto the little bridge, then he produced the ring box in front of their photographer, family members, and close friends. Ruth explained her excitement, “At first, I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, this is happening, he’s on one knee!’”
Their joy immediately turned to shock when Seth dropped the ring on the bridge; it tumbled through the slats and fell into the creek. Seth and Ruth gasped in horror. Twelve of their close friends disrobed and jumped in to find the elusive ring but had no luck.
Seth and Ruth were upset, but found the situation funny after the video of the drop went viral. They were even asked to fly out to L.A. to be interviewed about the incident. What they didn’t know was that they were going to be asked onstage at the Jimmy Kimmel Show for a surprise engagement ceremony.
Jimmy rebuilt the bridge that they were on during their original proposal and gave Seth a new ring to propose with. Neil Lane from The Bachelor presented a gorgeous Kay Jewelers ring to the surprised couple, and they stepped on the new bridge to redo the big moment. Just in case of another slip, Jimmy’s assistant was ready to catch the ring with a net.
Ruth may decide not to wear that ring for long now that her original ring has been located. Days after the story of Ruth’s missing engagement ring went national, a generous man named Michael Long grabbed his metal detector and went out to the creek the ring tumbled into.
He said, “I had a metal detector. I just thought it would just be nice to get up there, help a random couple out and find the ring before someone else found it. I knew once I got there the first time it was a lot more challenging than I thought. On my second trip I was determined and confident I was within feet of it.”
After two days of searching the murky water and muddy creekbed, he found 25 nails, a toy car, and the very ring that Seth dropped. Michael contacted Seth’s friends and was able to verify that it was the very same ring. Seth and Ruth were extremely grateful for the return of their first ring.
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