A New Zealand woman who bought a 90 cent paperweight at a garage sale has discovered a priceless item inside.
Jessica Roberts’ son talked her into buying the heart-shaped trinket five years ago.
It wasn’t until recently, as Ms Roberts was scrolling Amazon, that she realised she had actually bought a small urn.
Jessica Roberts, from Wellington, took to Facebook to share her experience – and it quickly went viral online.
Initially Jessica explained that her son had initially seen “this heart shaped paper weight looking thing” and wanted her to buy it so that he could give it to her.
“Who can argue with that logic it was only $1.00….” Jessica wrote.
“So I was sitting here looking at random things on Amazon and I see the same paper weight being sold for $30.00 and click on the picture to see what is so special about it and well its a type of urn for small amounts of human or animal ashes..”
The mum took to Facebook to explain at first she had no idea what to do.
“I had noticed before that there were screws and a cover on the bottom and assumed it was for sand or something,” she said, before asking the internet for advice about whether she should open it.
“If I’ve learned anything from horror movies this is how you get haunted,” she added.
“I kind of left it alone last night, and then all night I just kept thinking about it,” she told her local paper The Chronicle. “So finally… I woke up and I was like, I’m just going to open up the back of it just to see.”
Tucked inside, in a little bag, Jessica did indeed find what appeared to be human ashes.
After issuing a plea in the hope she might be able to reunite the remains with a loved-one, someone reached out to her saying they believed the urn might contain the ashes of a family member of theirs.
“I found the owner!” she later updated those who had been following the saga.
Jessica now plans to meet the person and give them the remains back.