Red Robin staff recovered a customer’s wedding ring by digging through five bags of sticky trash, The Wichita Eagle reported.
Diane Kilts, 75, noticed the ring was lost when she was halfway home after dining at the restaurant and believed she lost the ring while wiping her hands from a burger topped with barbecue sauce, ketchup and mayonnaise, according to the daily newspaper in Wichita, Kan.
“How do you tell your husband you lost your wedding ring?” Kilts said in the report. “It’s not something you’re supposed to lose ever.”
Kilts’ friends called the restaurant on her behalf, and though the trash was already in the compactor, the restaurant’s assistant manager Breck Roop and a busser Miguel Garcia, pulled out bags and started to dig through the sticky garbage, The Wichita Eagle reported. They were on the fifth bag when they found the ring.
“They need all the pats on the back they can get,” Kilts told The Wichita Eagle. “You just don’t find people like that anymore.”