Drew Weber owns the Lowell Spinners, which is a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Because of his affiliation with the organization, Weber received a championship ring after the Red Sox won the World Series last year. If not for an incredibly kindhearted New York Yankees fan, Weber might have only had the hardware for a few months.
On Thursday night, Luke’s Bar and Grill owner Luigi Militello found Weber’s ring on a sink in the restroom of his Manhattan restaurant.
“I was like, geez, it’s big. Who would leave this here?” Militello told The Associated Press, via CBS Boston. “I’m a big Yankee fan. What are the chances of this happening?”
Apparently Weber, who is from New York, had eaten at the restaurant earlier that day. He accidentally left the incredibly valuable piece of jewelry in the bathroom after wearing it out in public for the first time.
“I went looking around my apartment and started having palpitations,” Weber explained. “Sweat was pouring off my forehead. I’m looking at my finger and it’s not there.”
Weber called Militello’s restaurant and was relieved to hear that he left the ring there. Naturally, Militello had to crack his stones.
“But this being Yankees-Red Sox, I started razzing him,” Militello recalled. “I told him he wasn’t getting it so easily. I was playing with him, a lot.”
Weber and Militello met at Luke’s the next day so Weber could get his ring back. He offered to pay Militello, but the Yankees fanatic declined. Instead, Weber will be making a contribution to a charity of Militello’s choice. And they all lived happily ever after.