As soon as Hudson got the ring in hand he took no time to bend on his one knee and propose to his girlfriend.
Dakota Hudson thought he had lost the engagement ring he had kept in his house to surprise his girlfriend after a tornado had hit their town, reported NBC DFW. A tornado hit Lamar County on Friday night almost causing heavy destruction. People were seen fighting for their lives and Dakota Hudson and Lauren Patterson feared they would not survive. “We could feel the house start lifting up around us. We could hear the creaking and breaking,” Hudson said.
A man who thought the engagement ring he bought for his girlfriend was gone forever after a Lamar County, Texas tornado was able to propose after all. https://t.co/PVwbDRfuRO— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) November 13, 2022
The couple then stepped out of the bathroom after the disaster, they saw almost everything was destroyed and that was the time Hudson thought of disclosing to his girlfriend about the ring. Hudson told KXII that when he told his girlfriend about what happened, she'd assured him it was "alright" because all she needed was him. "I told her, I was like, 'I lost your engagement ring and your wedding band,' and she told me it was alright," he recalled. "All she needed was me."
Man proposes to girlfriend after missing engagement ring found in rubble after Texas tornado https://t.co/b8BuTznTOz— Technical earn (@Technicalearn5) November 12, 2022
The couple did not lose hope and went back to dig for the ring. The Paris Junior College softball team arrived at the debris-filled area where the house once stood, the players offered to help the couple clean up and search for the ring. "When you tell 20 girls someone is going to get engaged if they find a ring, they are going to find it," Hudson told KXII. they refused to leave without finding that special ring.
Dakota Hudson thought the ring was gone forever when their house was destroyed, but thanks to a determined group of softball players, he was able to get down on one knee.https://t.co/Ynm9OEP3Eh— Rita Garcia (@RitaABC13) November 11, 2022
“I was just kind of digging through the mud in this certain particular spot, and I kept digging there,” said Kate Rainey. “I don’t know why- I felt led to dig right there, and I found a little piece of a metal circle, and it was not metal. It was gold. I didn’t believe it. When I found it, I was like, ‘there’s no way I just found it.’” The engagement ring was found seven yards from its hiding place in the closet, torn from its box, and buried two inches underground.
As soon as Hudson got the ring in hand he took no time to bend on his one knee and propose to his girlfriend and the presence of the softball team was the cherry on the cake. “We’re safe. We’re here. Everybody’s alright. It’s a miracle the ring was found. What better time to do it?” Hudson said. She said yes immediately. “This was the light in a very dark moment. And it is still a dark moment, but this has given us reason to breathe and smile a little,” said Patterson.
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