The internet has come to the defense of a man who proposed to his girlfriend with her mother’s ring, when her brother wanted it back.
U/LegitimateAvacado923 shared his story on Reddit’s popular “AmITheA**hole” forum in hopes of really finding out if he should return the ring to his mother so she can give it to his brother and wife.
The Redditor explained that his mother inherited a wedding ring passed down from generation to generation. Since she has no siblings, the ring will be passed on to the Reddit user or her brother, depending on who chooses when proposing to loved ones.
When his brother got engaged, he claimed his wife didn’t want the ring, so he gave it back to his mother. When the OP (original poster) proposed to his girlfriend, she loved the ring.
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“My brother went crazy when he found out I gave the ring to my girlfriend,” he wrote. “He saw our engagement picture. First he said I couldn’t because it was his. Or his wife’s. But neither of them wanted the ring. gave back to my mother for crying out loud.”
The OP was confused when his brother got married in 2010 and said his wife didn’t want him. He said his brother’s wife had swapped her previous wedding ring for a new one, so he wondered if she had changed her mind about the ring after many years.
“My brother accused me of being a cheapskate. Except he proposed with the ring too at the time. If my girlfriend didn’t like it or she didn’t exist, I could have walked away. “gifting a ring. The ring doesn’t particularly have any added value. feeling. They want me to ask my girlfriend and return it to our mother,” he said.
He admitted he hadn’t told his girlfriend about the predicament and was confused as to why his brother and sister-in-law wanted the ring back, after a decade.
Followers in the “AITA” community were quick to comment.
“NTA the story was: Mom: Hey Son 1, do you want this stuff? Son 1: No thanks, I’m not keeping it. Son 2: Hey, can I have this thing? Mom: Yes, you can. Son 1 :It’s It’s like a toddler who only wants something because someone else is playing with it,” u/xLostandAfraidx wrote, receiving top comment with over 14,000 upvotes.
“NTA. I hope your fiancé wears it EVERYWHERE and posts it in every picture imaginable on Instagram, and shows the world because she loves it. I hope you make it your lock screen pics and that you use it on your invites. I hope you have a giant seating plan and the ring is the background image and I hope your brother and SIL have to deal with it while they eat” , said u/entropificus.
They continued, “Hope your corny wedding slideshow will make the ring fly across the screen as the screen fades. Hope you got it tattooed god d**n on your biceps so you can literally flex on your brother every time you see him Even if you did each of these things you still wouldn’t be the asshole because he gave the ring back to your mother making it THE RING OF YOUR MOTHER THAT SHE GAVE YOU.
“It’s your mom’s ring and it’s up to her to decide what to do with it,” U/findthecircle said. “She gave it to you after your SIL refused it. Bro and SIL are angry that you have something they believe should be theirs. NTA.”