Social media for the win! A College of Wooster student found an earring belonging to Ivanka Trump at the Republican National Convention and took to Twitter in an attempt to return the bauble to its rightful owner — and succeeded!
Annabelle Hopkins, 19, found the drop earring on the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena, where she and a group of students were attending the RNC as part of a class at school, and thought that it looked similar to another pair Trump had worn in a recent appearance.
Hopkins quickly took action in hopes of getting the message to the 34-year-old entrepreneur — who gave a polished introductory speech for her father last night — as soon as possible, tweeting at several of the other Trump siblings, including Tiffany and Donald Trump Jr., and even the Republican presidential candidate himself.
“I started a hashtag, #GetIvankaHerEarringBack, and eventually it got the attention of one of Ivanka’s aides,” she told local station WKYC. “I was contacted through Twitter and a meeting was set up Thursday at a local hotel where Ivanka is staying.”
Thank you for helping us get the earring back to its owner! Only trying to be honest and kind here, life is good 🙂 pic.twitter.com/LwGtndCHJa
— Annabelle Marie (@nogentlewoman) July 21, 2016
Once there, Hopkins returned the jewelry, and a grateful Ivanka even gave the college student a gift bag in return as a token of her appreciation.
“Thank you for helping us get the earring back to its owner!” she captioned two photos of herself posing with Ivanka and the earring. “Only trying to be honest and kind here, life is good :)”
When asked whether she thought about keeping the earring or selling it for a high price, Hopkins told WKYC, “not once.”
“I wanted to get it back to Ivanka right away but wasn’t sure how to do so,” she said. “I asked one of my professors who suggested I try social media. It worked!”
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