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Touching moment firefighters found woman’s wedding ring in burned down house 

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James Gordon


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05:12 GMT, 17 September 2014

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05:14 GMT, 17 September 2014

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It seemed as though she had lost everything, but from the smoldering ashes of Kathy Besks’s California home came a ray of hope as a firefighter found something that was incredible precious to her.

After searching through the charred remains of her home, the rescue worker found her wedding ring and that of her mother.

The emotion was simply too much for Mrs Besk and she immediately burst into tears. 

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From the ashes of Kathy Besk’s burned down California home, a firefighter made a precious discovery today that brought her to tears

Firefighters combing through the charred remains of her home found her wedding ring and the wedding ring of Besk’s mother

The ring was an heirloom that she had vowed to hand down to her own daughter when she gets married

When the firefighter handed Besk the ring, she began to weep

‘We just found my wedding ring of 44 years — in all of this mess,’ an emotional Besk said. ‘God answers prayers, incredibly. Oh my God.’

It may come as no surprise to learn that the homeowner had prayed to God during some of the darkest hours of her life as her home was burnt to the ground.

The wedding ring was an heirloom that she had vowed to hand down to her own daughter when she gets married. 

‘We just found my wedding ring of 44 years — in all of this mess,’ an emotional Besk said. ‘God answers prayers, incredibly. Oh my God.’

The firefighter who found it was incredibly modest over the piece of treasure he found glinting in the sunlight.

‘It caught my eye,’ the fighter said, noting, ‘I was even on my knees when I gave it to you.’

‘I do. I did — 44 years ago,’ Besk said in response, referring to the fact that she accepted her husband Bill Besk’s hand in marriage all those years ago

Then the firefighters made another stunning discovery — Besk’s mother’s wedding ring

‘That’s it,’ she exclaimed, and then hugged her daughter. ‘And someday it’s gonna be yours.’

‘She gave this to me for my birthday and said ‘Make sure you give this to [your] daughter when she gets married someday,’ Besk recalled

”It caught my eye,’ he said. ‘I was even on my knees when I gave it to you.’

‘I do. I did – 44 years ago,’ Besk said in response, referring to the fact that she accepted her husband Bill Besk’s hand in marriage generations ago.

No sooner had the firefighter found her own wedding ring, her mother’s was found also right next to it. 

‘That’s it!’ she exclaimed, and then hugged her daughter. ‘And someday it’s gonna be yours.’

‘She gave this to me for my birthday and said ‘Make sure you give this to you] daughter when she gets married someday,’ Besk recalled to ABC News.

The rings were the only things she was able to salvage from the ruins of her home.  

A dozen wildfires have been sweeping through California as it deals with historic drought conditions.

A dozen wildfires have been sweeping through California as it deals with historic drought conditions

The rings were the only things she was able to salvage from her burned down house

The rings will be staying on her finger now – at least until her daughter ties the knot!

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