Avid scuba diver Daniel Roark, 21, found a wedding ring off Playa del Carmen, Mexico, this September.
Determined to track down its rightful owner, he posted a photo of the found band on Facebook.
The Facebook post was shared more than 100,000 times, with more than 50 people claiming the ring was theirs.
"It’s been a huge burden in many ways," Roark, from Gloucester, Massachusetts, told BuzzFeed News. “After the ring post took off virally, I’ve been spending four to five hours a day responding to messages, following up emails, pursuing leads.”
On Saturday, he received a Facebook message from a woman who claimed to the cousin of a bride whose husband lost his ring while scuba-diving on his honeymoon in February 2013.
“When I first starting read it, I thought, ‘Yeah, right,’” Roark told BuzzFeed. “I was just thinking it was another person scamming me. I had read all this before.”
“But then I saw a photo from their wedding, and she sent a photo of the two matching rings together. ItRead More »from Viral photos help return lost wedding ring to rightful owner