“Once I put my gloves on, my ring is on,” Leonard said on SportsCenter. “Once I knew that I had taken the gloves off and that was the only thing that could have happened, that’s when in my mind, when I threw my glove away, the ring went with. I thought I might never see that ring again.
What Leonard didn’t realize was that the fan had no intention of keeping his wedding ring, he just wanted the gloves. The fan took to social media and sent a direct message to the linebacker’s wife, Kayla, to let her know what had happened and his intention to return the ring to the family.
“It was amazing,” Leonard said. “I always say it’s a showcase of his parents. The honesty to say they found it. Some people wouldn’t have said anything. They would have said it was a memory. I thank them for blessing me to return my ring thanking to be honest. It couldn’t have happened to a better family. ”
Leonard hasn’t finished giving the fan a souvenir. He plans to send him a jersey as a sign of recognition.
“I’ll give them a jersey or something,” he said. “I must definitely do a favor. ”
And yes, Leonard still plans to wear his wedding ring during the game. He’ll just be a little more careful when he takes off his gloves.