Here's a touching story about a Christmas miracle 55 years in the making.

Joyce Wharton tragically lost both her parents when their small plane crashed in Washington state in 1959.

The wreckage was discovered 14 years later, but Joyce's mother's wedding ring, a priceless family heirloom, was never recovered.

That is, until now.

Just last week, Joyce received a call from a logger who found the ring and had been trying for years to return it to its rightful owner.


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On "Fox and Friends Weekend" this morning, Nick Buchanan - a self-described "avid hiker and treasure seeker" - explained that he had made numerous trips to the plane wreckage site, searching for treasure.

On one of those trips in 1997, he found the ring. Unfortunately, he had no way of finding out who it should go to.

Years later, at the urging of his nephew, he used the Internet to track down Joyce and mail her the priceless possession.

"It took me a long time to ever get it to where it belongs, but I'm very happy the right person has it now," he said.


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"Love you, Nick. Thank you so much. It was the most wonderful gift I think I could have received," Joyce said this morning.

"I don't believe in fate, but I'll tell you something, I do believe in God's will," Joyce said. "And our prayer was that we would find my parents' remains, and that was answered."

"And my other prayer was that, if possible, that this ring that meant so much to my mother would be found, and I just believe it is an answer to prayer. And I think Nick's an answer to prayer, too!"

Watch the clip above.


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