Long-Lost Engagement Ring Found Around Carrot Like Some Kind of Dang Fairy Tale

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Mary Grams’s lost ring. Photo: Iva Harberg/Courtesy of CBC News

Canada is often portrayed as our friendlier, more polite, and largely uneventful neighbor to the north. And while that may not be entirely the case, here’s a news story coming out of the country that stays pretty true to the stereotypes: A woman’s long-lost engagement ring was found, with a carrot growing around it.

84-year-old Mary Grams was reunited with her diamond ring this week, which she believes she lost while pulling weeds in her Alberta garden back in 2004. Her daughter-in-law stumbled upon it when she pulled a carrot out of the ground, telling the CBC, “If you look at it, it grew perfectly around the [ring]. It was pretty weird looking.”

Grams never told her now-deceased husband that she lost the ring in the first place, “because I thought for sure he’d give me heck or something.”

The carrot has not commented publicly, but appears to have given the ring back without an argument.

Lost Ring Found Around Carrot Like a Dang Fairy Tale