UPDATE: Jewelry Mistakenly Sold At Garage Sale Is Returned

CHURCHVILLE, Va. -- Karen Guin was shocked when she found out that her bag of jewelry, which was worth almost eight thousand dollars, was mistakenly sold at a garage sale a few weeks ago.

"I had been absolutely sick about it for the first couple of days, then I thought, I can't do this to myself anymore," says Guin.

She spent days trying to get it back and decided to contact WHSV for help.

"I watch your news channel a lot, and I hear a lot of different stories and thought, why not, why not just call and see if maybe they will put this on the air," says Guin.

WHSV aired her story in late May and on Saturday, Karen's prayers were answered.

"there was a gentleman that came up my driveway and he asked me if my name was Karen and I said yes and he said 'I have your jewelry'"

Guin was completely shocked.

"It's like, I do not believe this is happening, I do not believe it," says Guin.

Guin said that the man told her that he'd sold the jewelry to an area jewelry store.

When he heard from a friend that she was looking to get it back, he went back to the jewelry store where he sold it, and he was able to get it back.

Guin said this situation changed her perception of people.

"the qualities that this gentleman presented was far and beyond what you would see in a lot of people," says Guin.

Guin even tried to give him a reward she had posted, but to her surprise.

"he would not accept a reward, he said the reward was him bringing it back and handing it to me personally," says Guin.

Guin hopes that this situation shows people that it pays to do the right thing.


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