A Goleta Couple Finds Love Among the Ashes After Last Year’s Fires

Proof that some things are forever.

When the devastating fires of late 2017 rapidly approached their Goleta home, Laura and Ishu Roa had only seconds to grab their kids and dogs and evacuate. In those frantic moments, Laura left behind one of her most treasured possessions, her Tiffany & Co. engagement ring. But once she realized it was still on the bathroom sink where she had left it, it was too late to go back.

The couple would return to their home to find it in rubble and ashes. Laura and Ishu searched what was left of their bathroom for the missing ring. Sure enough, it was still sitting in the plate she put it on that terrible night.

According to the Washington Post, “Even though the ring was charred and missing the diamond, Ishu decided to recreate one of the couple’s happiest moments. Surrounded by the fire’s devastation, he knelt down on one knee and proposed to Laura again.

“The impromptu proposal was caught on camera by Mike Eliason, a spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Eliason then shared the image in a tweet.”

You can read more about this heartfelt moment here.

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