Woman gifts diamond engagement ring to couple

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A New Mexico woman’s engagement didn’t work out, but instead of selling her diamond ring, she wanted to give it to a deserving couple.

With the help of social media, she quickly found one who’s love story will inspire you.

“Every day is a blessing,” said Josh Michaels.

Michaels has been engaged to his girlfriend Laura since 2013.

That same year, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that spread from a tumor in his chest.

“I’ve been told a few different things you know. ‘I wasn’t gonna make it, I had two months left,’ and I’m still here,” said Michaels.

“To break up and to give up would have been worse to me than for him to pass away,” said Laura Aitken.

Medical bills have kept Michaels from being able to afford an engagement ring. But then he saw a post on the Inhabitants of Burque Facebook page.

An anonymous woman says her engagement didn’t work out and wanted to gift her $2,100 diamond ring to a loving couple.

She said in a statement: “I didn’t want it to become another pawn shop ring, for me it was a symbol of love and happiness.”

Dozens of people posted their love stories but Michaels was picked to receive the ring.

Michaels proposed once again with the ring. He says family and friends’ support lift him up and Laura hasn’t left his side through any struggles.

They have a message for their benefactor:

“Just thank you. You know I appreciate it,” said Michaels.

“I don’t know if I’d have words for her, I think I probably would just hug her,” said Aitken.

The ring is a symbol of a stranger’s kind heart and a symbol of their love for each other.

“It’s just little things like this that keep you strong, keep you going,” said Michaels.

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