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Losing things is never pleasant, but it hurts even more when the item is particularly valuable.

If these responses are any indicator, sentimental value is so much more important than monetary value.

Reddit user u/crick-crick asked:

"What is the most valuable item you have ever lost?"


God gave me some gold plates that told the true story of Jesus coming to America and the Garden of Eden being in Jackson County, Missouri.

I put them somewhere but I forgot where they were. I guess sh*t happens.



My wedding ring. I switched to the 6 dollar rubber ones and am on my 4th 😑



My drone :(

I was driving one day and there was the most beautiful sunset over a farmers field so I stopped and launched the drone to get some footage/stills. Right as I was going to fly it back a big wind gust came and flipped it. I wandered in that field for a good hour or two trying to triangulate it by the WiFi signal it gave off but eventually gave up. Rip parrot AR drone, you kinda sucked but you were fun



My pikachu wallet that had exactly $11.05 in it. Not a lot in terms of money but the emotional cost was great 😥



Pretty sure my mom stole it but it was a pocket watch that belonged to my grandpa who I've never met



I found a pair of $150 Ray-Ban sunglasses at a park. 3 months later I lost them at a mall.



My dad and i had a pretty terrible relationship while i was growing up. He had a lot of very odd strict rules, one of them being we weren't allowed to wear a watch. For some reason this was a big deal to him.

When i turned 17 i got to go to europe and as a going away gift my father bought me a watch. It was nothing fancy, just your basic timex watch, but it meant the world to me. So i go to europe and come back, then stuff at home got really bad so i took off. I ended up on the streets and became a drug addict. Not long after my father passed away.

One day while i was relatively sober i realized i no longer had my watch. I have no idea what happened to it. To this day (20 years later) it is still one of my biggest losses



A gold cross necklace that I had gotten from was worth 500 dollars :/



A first edition misprint of Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone.



Back in high school, I lost the USB with the only copy of my favorite photo of my mom who passed away when I was 12 years old. The photo was of me smiling and looking up at her as she was caught mid-sentence, and I felt like the photo truly embodied her because she absolutely loved telling stories about her childhood to me and my sister before we went to bed. She didn't like taking photos in the first place, so I only had two photos total with just the two of us. I was so heartbroken when I lost that photo. Even years later after losing it, it makes me so sad to think about it so I try not to dwell on it so much



Lost but found 3 years later. I took a silversmithing class in college and decided I wanted to make a silver ring for my mom. After my final grade for it, my teacher asked if he could present it for some art show thing they do every spring. Didn't see the harm in it, forgot about it, lost the ring, felt sad, then it resurfaced 3 years later.


How did it resurface?


It was sealed in a bag with my name on it. It got stored in a spare room with other projects that weren't recovered after the show. A friend of mine who was also an art student was cleaning it out, noticed my name on it, and brought it back to me.



I left my OG PSP on a train in Germany when I was 8. I ran back on to it while it was leaving and almost got stuck on the train looking for it. Man I miss that thing.



I had a fairly expensive hexacopter that decided to leave me. I lost control and the failsafe didn't work. So I could just watch it fly away.



My mom took my Pokémon collection while I was at college and gave it to a friends kid. I didn't use it but a couple of the cards were collector's items and valuable. I could've used the money



A turtle necklace my dad had bought me when his life was going well. It probably wasn't worth much but the fact that he worked so hard to get clean and sober and stable.. It makes me sick to even think about. That necklace was so special.



A pair of vintage sunglasses my dad willed to me. Im still so sad about it, they were really old



Super Mario Land, for Gameboy. I lost it on an airplane. One of the worst mistakes I ever made. :(



A rare, out of production plush doll of Gizmo from "Gremlins" that I still absolutely loved, and it meant so much to me despite no longer being a little kid. I remember driving the whole 45 minutes back to the exact parking lot where it fell out of the car, and thankfully someone had found it and placed it on a nearby cinder block fence where I could easily find him. It was like that person knew how valuable it was. I have never felt more relieved.



My late stepdads windbreaker. I lost him to pancreatic cancer. And my mom let me have his windbreaker. I lost it in a fit of rage one day. Still haven't forgiven myself for it.



My sister is a jeweler, she made me a solid silver plectrum for my 18th birthday and I've lost it. I lost it previously for a few years and found it again, but I've moved out of my parents since I lost it this time, I've got my whole family on the lookout but my old room has been gutted and it didn't show up. Maybe not a lot of monetary value but, man that thing means the world to me.


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