Spanish couple Agustin Aliaga and Juani Sanchez thought they would never see the wedding ring again when it was lost while they were swimming together near the Spanish Island of Benidorm. The ring was lost back in 1979, just five months after they had said got married.
However, a diver, Jessica Nisos found the ring and posted a picture of it online in the hope of finding the owners. She wrote:
“I found a wedding ring diving off the island of Benidorm. I wish I could give it back to the owner. It has been lost for a long, long time because it was covered in sediment. It is from a couple who got married on 17-02-1979. Could you share this please? It’s important to me to return it. Many thanks to all. Please share this.”
After some 80,000 shares on Facebook, the message finally reached Mr. Aliaga’s niece, who lives in the Benidorm area. She then put her aunt and uncle in contact with Ms. Nisos.
Mr. Aliaga revealed:
“So that she could see it was totally true, we send a photocopy of our family register and a picture of the wedding ring. When my wife told Jessica her name, Jessica began shouting with excitement. It was a pleasant surprise, because more than the material, the important thing is symbolic and emotional, as it is the ring that we were married with in the church.”