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Kindness from a broken heart.

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posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 08:50 AM
A friend of mine, whom I actually met on ATS, told me a pretty incredible story.
I'm going to share this tale with you all in light of all the garbage we hear about in the media.
This is in a way a bit of a feel-good story.

My friend isn't looking for fame or anything.
This was a true gesture of the heart.
On the other hand, I would personally like to see this man's kind act of kindness be heard as far as it can reach.

ATS member Cymru and I began talking a little over a year and a half ago.
We were both going through a rough patch in life.
He made a post on ATS about things going on in his life.
So I sent him a msg letting him know he could drop me a line if he needed to talk.
I was going through some crap and instead of drinking away the sorrows - been sober 6 years. I figured maybe talking with someone would be better than feeling sorry for myself.

Well he messaged.
And we have been chatting since.

With the help of each other, we were both able to get things back on track.
Me with my wife, him with a woman he loved.
To be honest, I've never been one to open up to someone I don't know.
But for some reason, it was easy with him.
It seemed like we were both going through a very similar situation.
He lives over in the UK, myself in Canada.
There would be time's when life got busy and a week or two would go by until one of us found the time to send a quick "Hey, hows things going on your side of the world? Hows the missus or the kids"... things like that.

It's understandable for these brief time lapses to take place.
The woman who he was with had a child who was very sick and has had to overcome some challenges due to the illness.
Being the man he is, he took care of them both.
Putting their needs above all else.
Not only being her rock but a father figure to her daughter.

Well fast forward to about two weeks ago, I get a message saying he's gonna pop the question.
I thought for sure he was about to be an engaged man.

A day or two goes by and I get another message:
" Its all over. She really was/is the love of my life.
A new coping strategy; I'm going to leave her engagement ring somewhere in public with a note saying I hope it will bring someone more luck than me.
see if it does make someone's day.
Sounds weird but it's my way of dealing with the loss."

I'm going to leave out most of the details, but she's sick now and is on medication.
It's true all people deal with high-stress situations differently.
Perhaps her coping mechanism is to push others away?
I don't know. But that's neither here nor there.

What I want to focus on is him leaving the ring for someone else.
He could have returned it no problem.
But he's hoping it can be the start of a life long happiness for another couple.
That just shows a person's true kind nature.

Here is a pic of the ring left out in public.

I really hope someone deserving of it picked it up.
Im eager to see if anyone emails him with a story to tell.

posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 10:26 AM
What an uncommonly decent and thoughtful gesture. Her loss, she might realize that some day.

posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 01:07 PM

Zwan - Of a Broken Heart

(Just a little something to listen to and contrast with the story...)

posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 03:54 PM

A day or two goes by and I get another message: " Its all over. She really was/is the love of my life.

That seems pretty fast, if she is sick maybe she felt like wow, he has my sick child now I am sick he deserves better and pushed him away. Perhaps this is not over.
Personally rather than risk some user getting the ring or some teen using it for drug trade I would have retrieved the money and given it to the sick woman or child or someone else I know needed food or such.

posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 04:15 PM
a reply to: SeaWorthy

Nope. It was a ring She previously accepted before Her Daughter became ill. I had it giiven back and couldn't bear to part with it so left it in public in the hope someome could benefit.

edit on 2-7-2019 by Cymru because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 04:28 PM
a reply to: Cymru


posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 04:38 PM
a reply to: Night Star

Thank you NightStar.

posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 04:41 PM
a reply to: Night Star

Tweet the hell out of this and see if we can get a reply from My Angel?

posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 05:54 PM
a reply to: Cymru

That’s a good plan!

posted on Jul, 2 2019 @ 06:10 PM

originally posted by: Cymru
a reply to: Night Star

Tweet the hell out of this and see if we can get a reply from My Angel?

I don't have a twitter account. Hopefully other ATS member do and will share this.

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 10:01 AM
@Mods Would you kindly move this to the Relationship Forum?
Thanks in advance.

posted on Jul, 7 2019 @ 03:53 AM
Lostmyangel (@Lostmyangel2) Tweeted:
Engagement ring handed back but I couldn't bear to throw it away.

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