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An 82-year-old man from Germany found his lost wedding ring wrapped around a growing carrot after losing the band in his garden three years ago, according to German news outlet WDR. The man said his wife reassured him the ring would reappear after it fell into the dirt while he was gardening shortly after they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Six months after his wife’s death, the ring surfaced. After finding the ring around the middle of the carrot, the man said that sometimes “you reap what you sow.” In 2011, a Swedish woman’s missing ring was also found with the help of a lucky carrot.