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Houston man reunited with priceless World Series ring thanks to kindness of young boy

B.R. Shenoy

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A heartwarming story unfolded in Houston when a young boy's kindness led to the reunion of a priceless memento for a man named Reynaldo Muñoz.

Muñoz, who had been working at Minute Maid Park for over two decades, received a custom-made championship ring when the Houston Astros won the World Series in 2022, just like other ballpark employees.

However, Muñoz experienced a moment of distress when he accidentally left his cherished ring behind in the restroom while washing his hands. It wasn't until 20 minutes later that he realized his mistake, but by then, the ring was nowhere to be found, per ABC13.

Devastated, Muñoz's Father's Day was overshadowed by the loss. In a desperate attempt to recover the ring, Muñoz's daughter's friend, Janie Arredondo, took to Facebook and shared a photo of the missing jewelry, along with a heartfelt plea for its return.

Little did Muñoz know that fate had placed the ring in the hands of a remarkable 8-year-old boy named Neymar Davalos. Attending his first-ever baseball game with his father, Neymar found the ring and innocently presented it to his dad as a Father's Day gift.

Initially, they had no idea of the ring's significance, assuming it to be one of the many replicas available. It was only the next morning, upon seeing the ring's image circulating on social media, that Neymar's father, Ray Davalos, realized the gravity of the situation.

Prompted by their moral compass, father and son agreed that returning the ring was the right thing to do, despite it being a Father's Day gift. Ray Davalos invoked the question, "What would Jesus do?" and decided to contact Muñoz.

ABC 13 captured the touching reunion when Muñoz and the Davalos family met. Expressing his gratitude, Muñoz rewarded Neymar with a goodie bag filled with T-shirts, bobbleheads, a voucher for game tickets, and even replica championship rings.

Overwhelmed with emotions, Muñoz told the news outlet:

"I really didn't think I was going to see it ever again, but I'm so glad they did the right thing. At the end of the day, it's the best thing you can ask for."

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