MIDLAND PARK, New Jersey (WABC) --Imagine losing your wedding ring just eight days after you got married. It happened to a postal worker in New Jersey. She lost the ring on one of her routes delivering mail.
It was found at a home on the mail route, but the challenge for the person who found it was to find the owner.
"I think I almost broke her ribs because of how tight I hugged her," said Nancy Edsell, the bride.
Friday January 8th, Nancy was at work, delivering mail in Midland Park. The 32-year-old was a blushing bride and had just said I do two weeks earlier on New Year's Eve.
But suddenly, Nancy realized her white gold wedding band, which was a little bit big, was gone.
"In the cold weather your fingers shrink and it just fell off. I never felt it slip off," Edsell said.
Across town MaryEllen was at her mother's house on an emergency call January 10th and a first responder spotted a ring in the driveway and gave it to MaryEllen.
"I said oh OK, I took it and put it in my pocket and said this is last thing I will think about, will worry about now," Doster Lorenzo said.
Seven days later, she pulled out the ring and wanted to find out who it belonged to.
She posted a message on her town's Facebook page.
"I left out some details, like if somebody claimed if, I'd ask what initials were in there but there were no initials so it was kind of a trick question," Doster Lorenzo said.
By then, Nancy, who was heartbroken, had alerted people along her route. Those people on high alert, saw MaryEllen's post and connected the dots.
January 19th the strangers finally met.
"She was holding something in her hand so I kind of glance, oh my God no way," Edsell said.
There was yet another surprise. MaryEllen had no idea, but Nancy left some sweet treats on her front stoop as a big thank you for all she did.
"I just felt it was the right thing to do, I wouldn't have thought of doing it any differently," Doster Lorenzo said.