A Columbine High School state championship football ring that has been lost for a decade was returned by a homeless veteran.

Evan Todd was injured in the 1999 Columbine school shooting that shocked the world. Shortly after, Todd was on the football team that won the state championship that year.

He lost his state championship football ring a few years later while delivering a series of speeches in California. Todd searched high and low for the ring, but couldn't find it.  

Homeless Vietnam veteran Bobby Smith stumbled upon the ring in a California creek a few weeks ago. The man was offered $2,000 by a local collector for the ring, but instead he returned the ring to Todd.

This morning on "Fox and Friends," the two men met for the first time.  

Smith told Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Todd that it's a "great feeling" and "extremely nice" to finally meet. 

Todd explained that the ring meant so many things to him. 

"It's a symbol of that season, it's got a lot of good memories," Todd said. "It was one of the first steps in recovery, not only for me, but for the community. I thought it was gone forever, so to have it back is amazing."

Watch the video above to hear more of the heartwarming story.

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