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Local Salon Student Returns Lost Ring to Customer


WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – It was a surprise visit from Springfield resident, Kathy, to DiGrigoli Salon in West Springfield. She came to reunite with student and worker, Shay Hudson.

“Hi again oh my goodness, she’s an angel,” says Kathy as she embraces Shay in hug.

Shay found Kathy’s $20,000 wedding ring. Not only was this a piece of jewelry on her finger, but it was a piece of her heart.

“My husband gave me the diamond when we got married, one was my moms, and another he gave for my anniversary just before he passed away,” explains Kathy as she points at the ring shining once again on her finger.

Kathy took off her wedding ring at the salon last week while getting a manicure. Her granddaughter had it in her hands and it must have fallen to the ground.

“I got home, looked down at my hand and said ‘My ring, my ring!’ I called here, they were closed and I didn’t sleep all night,” Kathy explained.

“At the end of the day, we have chores to do and I was sweeping the stations and I happen to find a ring on the floor,” Shay explains. I thought that it obviously means something to someone,” she continues.

Shay turned it into her instructor, and hoped for the phone to ring…which it did.

“When I called to ask if they had found it, she said, ‘Yeah, we have the ring, and said ‘Oh my goodness!’” Kathy explains. “I started crying.”

A simple gesture, maybe? But for Kathy, it meant a whole lot. For the small act of kindness, the client says she is forever grateful and will now pay it forward.

“Happy, euphoric, talking to everybody about it and I’ll talk about this until the day I go,” says Kathy. “It’s just nice to know there are are good, kind people out there and I wish her much luck.”

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