Written by By Byzantium Hill, CNN
For Andy Murray, the story ended well: he found a lost wedding ring – and got married instead.
The 32-year-old British tennis player was on holiday with his fiancée Kim Sears when he lost the ring in the Caribbean, according to The New York Times . Before he realized it was gone, he approached restaurants, bars and even retail stores, hoping someone might help him reunite it with its owner.
“We were kind of searching everywhere, but when it wasn’t there, that’s when I thought, well I might as well just go home,” Murray told the BBC last week.
Instead of giving up, Murray set about going on a digital scavenger hunt for the lost jewelry. He tweeted his search party on social media and his reward: the finder had to call Sears to confirm the information Murray had received.
Eventually, on Tuesday, he and Sears got engaged during a phone call from the ring finder.
“She called me in the morning and I saw my kids from the last few days,” he said. “I was like, oh wow! This is going to be a great day.”
Murray’s newfound love of digital sleuthing is certainly a welcome surprise. After all, he’s not all that well known for his online prowess. A sports website once speculated that Murray was not simply a very good tennis player, but rather had a great-great-great grandfather who was one of the all-time greats. The article later crashed the tennis website’s servers.