49ers Super Bowl XIX ring lost, then found at San Jose airport

49ers Super Bowl XIX ring lost, then found at San Jose airport
June 28, 2013, 2:30 pm
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The ring was turned over to an airport volunteer who recognized it and took it to the lost and found. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

An employee at Mineta San Jose International Airport has a new best friend. 

Former 49ers center John Macaulay lost his Super Bowl XIX ring at SJC on Tuesday, according to Sal Pizarro of the San Jose Mercury News, and Arra Daquina, who works at the Starbucks in Terminal B, found it in a restroom. 

Daquina told the Mercury News, "I didn't know what it was, but it was big and heavy." 

The ring was turned over to an airport volunteer who recognized it and took it to the lost and found. 

Macaulay, now a doctor and tech professional, came looking for his prized posession within minutes after realizing he'd lost it. The report says Macaulay was 'in awe' at how fast the ring was returned. 

Macaulay was part of the 49ers squad that won 38-16 over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bow XIX at Stanford Stadium, the franchise's second of five Super Bowl titles.