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Stranger helps 93-year-old man find lost wedding band

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Ryan Ledbetter helped 93-year-old{ }James Crowley find his wedding band after he lost it. (WJAR)

WESTERLY, R.I. (WJAR) — A stranger came to the rescue when a 93-year-old man in Rhode Island lost his wedding band while doing yard work.

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On Saturday, James Crowley said he was out in his yard doing removing leaves.

"I was picking up the leaves, and I drive my tractor down the back, and I dump 'em in the back," said Crowley. "I took my gloves off that I work with and I must have lost my ring then, I didn’t realize it until later on at night. The next day, I went out and I looked all over I couldn't find it."

Crowley's daughter, Deirdre Miguel, who is a nurse at Westerly Hospital, had stopped by to drop him dinner that night.

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"He told me what happened, and he was almost in tears," said Miguel.

Miguel decided to post in a Westerly community Facebook page, alerting members that her dad had lost his ring and he was beside himself about it.

"As soon as I put the message out there, that my poor 93-year-old father lost his wedding band, Ryan replied instantly," said Miguel. "He said, 'I have the Cadillac of metal detectors and I'll help him find it I can be there tomorrow morning."

Ryan Ledbetter is a Westerly resident, too.

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A while back, he said he picked up metal detecting as one of his many hobbies.

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