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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's story we first brought you Thursday night at 6.

A woman who was battling a potentially deadly bacterial infection lost her engagement ring.

A good Samaritan found it and Friday she got it back! Consumer reporter David Williams was there.

"So, here's your ring," Old Navy store manager April Stephens told Marjorie Snyder.

"Oh my! Thank You SO MUCH!!" Snyder exclaimed.

"You are the best!" said Snyder as she hugged Stephens. "This is for you." She handed Stephens a basket of chocolates.

After hours of frantic worry, Snyder was one happy camper.

"Your perseverance paid off!" Snyder said to Stephens. "You're the good Samaritan!"

After it fell off, the ring was found Thursday with the help of many and returned by Stephens. The pair and others worked tirelessly, passing information back and forth.

"Giving me the times that you were at the Gap and the Banana and then the managers there checking the video tape," Stephens said.

Stephens told First Coast News how they "tore the store apart" looking for Snyder's ring. Stephens said she even got down on the ground and used a wire to try to scoop the ring from underneath large floor displays.

Stephens showed FCN's David Williams how she found the ring in a rack of clothes in the active section telling Snyder she had a "good feeling."

"So, then I took one-by-one and just shook 'em and the thing," Stephens said, as she physically shook the clothes on the rack. "BING BING BING! And I heard it and I said 'I found the ring! I couldn't believe it!'"

Snyder exclaimed, "She goes 'I FOUND YOUR RING!" and I said 'YOU FOUND MY RING!'"

That ring fell off because Snyder lost so much weight after pain management rehab. She was battling a potentially deadly bacterial infection.

"Wonderful, fantastic, kind people exist in this world," Snyder said with a big smile.

Williams made a few calls and Levy Jewelers at St. John's Town Center said they will re-size Snyder's ring for free.

"Oh my gosh!" Snyder exclaimed with a huge smile. "That is like ... WOW!

Snyder said now that the ring is re-sized, she's sure it's not going to slip off her finger again.

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