A New Jersey woman was reportedly left “shaking and crying” after learning that her necklace containing her mother’s ashes was found after being lost at the mall.
The treasured item vanished over the weekend when its owner, Tiffiny McKinney – whose mother died in 2016 of ovarian cancer – visited the Deptford Mall, WPVI said in a report Tuesday.
McKinney, who told the outlet that she “noticed it wasn’t there” after moving to touch the necklace, shared her plight on Facebook Saturday and explained its significance.
A woman who discovered the jewelry later left a message on McKinney’s phone informing her that she’d spotted it “on the floor at Starbucks,” WPVI said. The woman also reportedly sent a photo of the item.
McKinney – whose family member was expected to get together with the woman on Tuesday – credited social media with the necklace’s recovery, adding that she’s “had so many kind people reach out” to her.
“I really do appreciate everyone's help and kindness,” she told WPVI. “I don't think without the social media firestorm it would have been reunited.”