One-of-a-kind contest: Man gives away $1,700 engagement ring after getting dumped

Getting through heartbreak is already hard, but things were even harder for one Virginia man who had already planned an elaborate proposal but ended up getting dumped. After finding himself single, he decided to hold a contest to give away his engagement ring.

Steven Crocker, of Virginia Beach, was planning to go down on one knee to pop the question to his girlfriend of almost two years but broke up a month before the proposal. He was left with a $1,700 engagement ring.

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Steven Crocker‎‏ في السبت، ١٤ يوليو ٢٠١٨

“I was very sad,” the 23-year-old told TODAY Style. “My mom knew that, so when I was at work, she took the ring and put it somewhere I wouldn’t be able to look at it.”

To mend his broken heart, he tried listening to some sad music and sleeping in. Then he decided to sell the ring, but to no avail.

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Steven Crocker‎‏ في الجمعة، ١٠ نوفمبر ٢٠١٧

“I went to some stores, and they weren’t offering me very much money,” he said. “It was not about the money for me. It was about the love and that no amount of money would fill the emptiness.”

Crocker ultimately decided on giving the ring away by posting it on his Facebook page.

FREE ENGAGEMENT RING – READ AND SHAREOkay, so I have an engagement ring that I bought and never got to use. No need to…

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Steven Crocker‎‏ في الأحد، ٤ مارس ٢٠١٨

“I’m looking for somebody who I can just tell their significant other just means the absolute world to them,” he told InsideEdition. “I can give it to someone who is deserving of it and would appreciate it and that might make me feel a little bit better.”

He told his ex-girlfriend about his idea, and she thought it was okay.

“I’ve talked to her a little and she said she’s glad I’m giving it to a good cause,” he said.

After receiving more than 1,800 submissions, he finally picked one winner on April 21 and passed the ring to the winner in June.

I still can’t say who won or why I picked them, but the winning couple is freshly engaged! Congratulations to them! NBC Nightly News is still doing the reveal and everyone will get to meet them then!

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Steven Crocker‎‏ في الأحد، ١٥ يوليو ٢٠١٨

As for the identity of the winner, Crocker is keeping it a secret until the winner has proposed, he wrote on Facebook.

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