While detecting around a local basketball court I found a class ring from 22 years ago. Luckily it was engraved with the owner’s initials. A search on Classmates.com, and some Google detective work and I found the owner in Texas. She and her boyfriend at the time exchanged class rings, and he lost it only a week after he got it (ouch for their relationship)!
She contacted her local TV news and they came to her house to film her opening the package and thanking me live on FaceTime. The story made her local news, and my local station aired it as well. I posted it on several Facebook groups and have gotten great feedback for doing the right thing. I even heard from her old boyfriend who thanked me for finding and returning the ring. Said he could now rest in peace at night after 22 years!