A young man’s luck shone after he lost an engagement ring in a fire that broke out in a blazing vehicle in Tennessee on Monday.
Myers Hart and his high school sweetheart, Brooklyn Stevens, were driving a rental car on Monday afternoon when they heard a loud noise.
Hart pulled over to the side of the road to inspect the vehicle when he learned the car was on fire.
“There was a loud bang. I think the coolant reservoir exploded and it shot up the hood and spewed fluid everywhere and then it went up in flames,” Hart told WSMV News4 Nashville.
The couple made it out safely, along with Stevens’ best friend, who was also in the vehicle. but oneAfter escaping, Hart realized that the engagement ring he was hiding was still in the burning car.
Firefighters were dispatched to set the car on fire from I-840 and arrive to find the car engulfed in flames, According to Williamson County Fire Rescue, The workers worked swiftly to douse the fire.
,[Brooklynn’s] knew about friend [the ring] And we looked at each other and said, ‘The ring is there and we couldn’t get it out,'” Hart said.
Despite the hopeless circumstances, Stevens’ best friend remained hopeful.
“After our car caught fire, a butterfly landed on our car and my best friend was like, ‘Oh that means good luck,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, we have such good luck. The car caught fire. Gone. Amazing luck,'” Stevens joked.
Thankfully her friend’s positivity didn’t go in vain.
After the firefighters put out the fire, he quietly told them to look for the ring.
Surprisingly, the sign of love in the burnt vehicle was practically untouched.
Fire engineer Steve Hopkins said, “We started filtering out all the ash and everything and it melted against the seat and actually this ring was completely encased in the box, and I opened it up and it looked brand new. Had been.” Told News4.
Hart took this as a sign to propose to Stevens in the midst of an unexpected scene.
“He gets on one knee and I’m like, ‘Here?’ And I started crying. I said, ‘Here? Right now? Like the car is on fire, are you serious? I mean yes! Yes, of course I want to. But like a car.’ And he was like. ‘I know,'” Stevens said.