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Brothers find ring then do the right thing

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Under the moon's light, two brothers discovered a lost ring at a school Halloween carnival. 

Growing up, most of us can remember the first time when we grappled with the dilemma of finding something we really wanted to keep, but just knew we had to return it. 

It was during the cleanup of the school Halloween carnival when two brothers, Ben and Reilly, discovered gold. 

"It was shinning in the moonlight like white, silvery shining metal. It was hard to miss actually," said one of the brothers. 

The boys immediately decided to turn the ring in. Their only hesitation was their father's assessment of the situation. 

"My dad thought it was a useless piece of junk," said one of the brothers. 

Once a year, La Costa Meadows Elementary hosts a community carnival where thousands of people enjoy rides and booths. 

The most popular booth of all gives students a chance to dunk their principal, Mr. Adam Klimas. 

"Apparently, getting in and out of the water somewhere in there my wedding ring slipped off and I didn't realize it until the next day," said Mr. Klimas. 

Mr. Klimas has been married for seven years, and he had to tell his wife the bad news. 

"Well, my wife wasn't really mad at me. She was pretty understanding. For me, I didn’t want to go get another one," he said. 

On Monday morning, Reilly and Ben's mother posted their find on Facebook, and the mystery was solved. 

"The mom came and ran right into school within half-an-hour. She slipped it back on my finger, and it was like it never left."

Mr. Klimas will now treat the boys to lunch for following the golden rule, and turning in a white gold ring. 

The boys found the ring after the carnival was over when they volunteered to stay late to help clean up the mess. 

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