After her parents died a month apart from COVID-19 earlier this year, 29-year-old Beverly Tobias always wore their inscribed wedding rings on a chain.
Now, Tobias, who was left heartbroken by the loss, is looking for the wedding rings after her necklace broke off in early November, ABC7 reports.
“My parents meant everything to me, they were my best friends, and they’re gone now,” Tobias said. “So those rings, they’re all I have left of them.”
The New York resident was walking in Astoria, Queens, when the necklace broke. Tobias said she started screaming.
“I can’t believe this happened to me,” she said. “You know because this is all I have left.”
Roberto and Loida Tobias were happily married for 30 years. Beverly Tobias even recounted a time in which her parents gave each other the exact same anniversary card.
The ring themselves have little value, because her parents immigrated from the Philippines and were poor when they first got married, Tobias told ABC7.
But it’s not about the value to Tobias.
“I felt [my parents] with me when I had the rings,” she said.
Tobias said she visited a pawn shop in the Astoria area, where the owner said a middle-aged man came in, trying to sell a pair of rings.
Because the man was reportedly acting paranoid, the owner declined to buy the rings.
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