Man Finds 94-Year-Old Woman’s Wedding Ring Nearly 50 Years After She Lost It

Wesley White used his trusty metal detector to find it.

A Tennessee man armed with his trusty metal detector helped recover a wedding ring that had been lost since the 1970s. 

Wesley White heard about 94-year-old Florence Bush's missing ring while visiting his mother in a nursing home.

"I overheard a conversation ... and Ms. Bush had said she had lost her wedding band," White told WTVF. "Well, when I heard that, I thought, 'Hmmm.'"

Bush had lost her ring while gardening near her home in Leoma nearly 50 years ago. She and her family didn’t have much hope in recovering it and certainly did not expect White to find it either. 

"It’s been out there 43 years. I don't know if you'll be able to find it or not but go for it,” said her son, Frank, WTVF reported.

But White was determined and, after spending 90 minutes scouring the area where the ring had been lost, he struck gold

"They come knocking on the door saying, 'We found it! We found it!'" Frank said. "There wasn't a scratch on the ring either. It was perfect."

His mother could not believe it.

"I didn't think I'd ever see it no more,” Bush said.

"She was tickled to death, but to see the joy on her face, I think meant more to me," added White.