It turned out to be the best Valentine's Day Ayrin Coughlin has ever had, but it did not start out that way.
"Who loses their diamond wedding ring, on Valentine's Day?" said Coughlin.
Coughlin is a regular at the Chipotle on 86th Street and Michigan Road in Indianapolis. Like so many others, she leaves her trash behind, but never anything of value, until Tuesday. She .
looked down after lunch and saw that the 1/2 carat diamond out of her wedding ring was gone.
"It was just a sinking feeling," said Coughlin. "I felt my heart was just racing and oh my gosh, this is Valentine’s Day, is this some sort of weird sign?"
Coughlin checked her office and her car. She even went back to the restaurant to look in the parking lot. She left her name and number with the manager at Chipotle, hoping her precious stone would turn up.
"I said, 'I was here and I bought lunch and I just thought I would come back. I lost my diamond out of my ring and I want to leave my name and number hoping somebody did find it.' I was just hoping someone turned it in."
"I picked it up and as I looked at it I said, 'Okay, this is what we are looking for?'" said Karlos Brown.
The Chipotle employee was working the register on Valentine's Day. He spotted something shinny as he was sweeping.
"I was like, 'Is this what you are looking for?' said Brown. "She turned around like, 'oh my gosh!'"
"My heart dropped to the floor and I could not believe that he found it and that he was actually returning it," said Coughlin.
Coughlin said she was pleasantly surprised by Brown's honesty. Brown said whether or not to give the ring back was a no-brainer. He said he was just listening to his conscience.
"It is easy for people to do wrong," said Brown. "A couple seconds to do something good and you never know what will happen."