A Yankee fan has shocked supporters of the Boston Red Sox with his generosity. “Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring on a restroom sink at his Luke’s Bar and Grill on Thursday night,” ESPN reports. Militello stunned U.S. sports fans by amicably returning the Red Sox ring, in spite of being a die-hard Yankee devotee.
The ring, in addition to baring the Red Sox symbol, was incredibly expensive. The token contains real diamonds, sapphires, and rubies, all set in a 14-carat white gold band. The ring also proudly displays “a Boston Strong logo and an image of the team’s bearded ballplayers,” according to ESPN. The ring’s owner, Drew Weber, also owns a minor league Red Sox baseball team in Massachusetts. The Red Sox themselves gave the ring to Weber as a gift. The exact value of Weber’s ring is unknown, but similar rings from 2004 and 2007 were worth roughly $30,000.
Of course, even in the circumstances, there was some lighthearted rivalry. “He asked if he could wear his Yankees paraphernalia,” Weber told The Associated Press. “I couldn’t answer him.”