Man accidentally drops wife's wedding ring in Salvation Army kettle

An Oklahoma woman was reunited with her wedding ring after her husband accidentally dropped it into a Salvation Army kettle while donating some coins.

The woman told FOX23 on Friday the debacle began when she gave her husband her wedding ring before she went into the operating room for surgery. Her husband placed it in his pocket, but didn’t realize he included the ring in the handful of coins he threw into a donation kettle in Tulsa.

"I had outpatient surgery at St. John's and I forgot to take [the rings] off. So at the last minute, I gave them to him and he put them in his pocket," the wife said.


The husband didn’t realize the wedding ring was gone until he got home. The woman quickly called the Salvation Army of Metro Tulsa and asked if they found the ring in their kettles, which were locked until the money was counted at the warehouse the next morning.

"So we count the kettles the next morning, find her ring, gave it to her and she gave us a $100 donation," Captain Ken Chapman, of the Salvation Army of Metro Tulsa, told FOX23.

The woman said she hasn’t taken off her wedding ring since it was returned.

Chapman said the Salvation Army finds a slew of “weird things” once they open the kettles to count the money donated.