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Family hopes to reconnect with grieving parents who gave their daughter a special ring at Disney

It was the one-year anniversary of their daughter's Make-a-Wish trip and they decided to gift the ring in their daughter's memory.
Credit: Kara Geiselman

ORLANDO, Fla. — A family vacationing at Disney World is hoping to reconnect with a mom and dad who gave their daughter an extra special gift.

Kara and Kyle Geiselman brought their kids to Disney for Halloween just in time for the opening of the new Star Wars Land. 

Their coolest experience came after Hollywood Studios, however. According to Kara, the family was relaxing in the shade when their daughter, Belle, almost ran straight into a couple at the park. 

Kyle apologized for his daughter, but the couple still stopped in their tracks. After looking at her husband, the wife asked Kyle if the little girl liked gold. 

He was confused but answered yes. The couple asked if they could give Belle a gift, which Kyle said of course to. 

The couple told Kyle that it was the one-year anniversary of their own daughter's "Make-a-Wish" trip. One year before, they had bought two golden Mickey Mouse rings, one for their daughter.

The other, they told Kyle, was for a girl who was "adorable like their daughter."

"Moved beyond belief that they chose our daughter to memorialize their daughter with, Kyle was at a loss for words," Kara wrote in a Facebook post. "He wanted to tell them so much, that he was sorry for their insurmountable loss and about our own little warrior but in the moment only thank you came out."

What the couple likely didn't realize, Kara added, is that their own little girl had been through her own trials and triumphs in her own short life. 

This trip to Disney World would be Belle's first without the use of a feeding tube or an oxygen mask on the flight over. In fact, Disney was the same place Belle had eaten food by mouth for the first time when she was 18 months old. 

"This little gold Mickey Mouse ring will forever be kept as a priceless gift and always cherished," Kara ended her touching post with.

Kara edited the post, adding her family is hoping to someday reconnect with the couple.

Credit: Kara Geiselman

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