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Man Dropped Engagement Ring From Hot Air Balloon

James Ng wanted to surprise his girlfriend by proposing on a hot-air balloon ride when he got a surprise of his own: he dropped the ring 500 feet into the woods!

James Ng was set to propose to his fiancée on a hot-air balloon ride when the symbol of their love fell 500 feet into the woods.

Ng, 26, pastor of New Mercies Community Church, had hidden the 1-carat diamond ring in a box in his camera case. As they floated along on Oct. 29, the case slipped from his hands.

"I just watched it tumble, and it hit a tree and spun around, and the stuff fluttered out of it," Ng recalls. "And I just put my head down on the side of the balloon, and I was just — I just couldn't believe I'd just done that.

"My first thought was don't tell her ... and buy another ring — which it took me forever to afford the one I had," Ng says. But Sonya Bostic, 27, caught on. "When he reacted the way he did, that's when I knew," she says. "Wait a second! My ring's in there!"

But the story has a happy ending. Dick Russ and Rob Jennings of USA Today have the story: Link


If you read the story he eventually finds the ring after 7 days of searching and they credits "god" finding it. Who made him drop it then?

"I just kept looking at it," Bostic says. "It was so beautiful. It was perfect. It was everything that I wanted. And that we found it, and I never thought in a million years we'd find it, that was truly God. It really was."
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Oh, and it should be "Dick Russ and Rob Jennings of USA Today HAVE the story".

USA Today is not the subject in that sentence.
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"... I never thought in a million years we'd find it, that was truly God. It really was."

Meanwhile, a blind diamond mine worker, age 12, fell down a shaft and starved to death because it would cost too much to rescue her.
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Wow, you guys really know how to take the piss out of this guy on an internet thread for believing in God and dropping/finding the engagement ring he bought for his girlfriend. Good job!
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@Bill

Just goes to show how popular gods are around here. Oh look, a random deity has coincidently left a penny on the ground beside my chair, how fortunate of me. If anything is to blame it would be love since it makes guys do stupid things like propose to a woman on a windy bridge, or 500 feet above the ground without thinking of the consequences of mishandling an expensive piece of metal due to shaky anxious hands.
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"Forever to afford one." Ahhh another sucker to the blood diamond industry, a rock that isn't that precious and that people are butchered and killed for all for the shallowness of American women and the dumb sheep men who both think a shiny common object with a completely fictionalized value = love or happiness.
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My aunt lost her engagement ring years ago. Looked everywhere for it never found it. Then one day the dryer broke. My uncle took it apart and along with a million pairs of mismatched socks he found her lost engagement ring.
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