Of all the things that cross a person's mind as death stares them in the face, this may be the strangest.
As the day goes on and more details are uncovered about the tragic airplane crash that killed 76 people (including a complete Brazilian soccer team), more heartbreaking stories are discovered.
A unique request
After the disastrous crash that killed nearly all the passengers, one of the few survivors begged for one thing while at the hospital.
Alan Ruschel repeated this one phrase imploringly
"Save my wedding ring," he said, according to Alateia.
Only five survived the tragedy that killed 76
Alan's request shocked the man he requested it of, Luiz Taveira. Of all the things in the world, he wanted to save the symbol that represented his soon-to-be marriage. This ring represented the promise he was about to make to his fiancé, Marina Storchi, to be with her until death do they part.
Death will not separate
Amanda, the sister of this survivor, wrote on Instagram that his "condition is stable. We are praying for all those who have not yet been rescued, and [ask for] strength for their families. It's a complicated, difficult situation. Only God can give us strength. Thank you God."
His fiancée is undoubtedly his greatest treasure
During a crisis, the brain goes into shock as trauma kicks in. Yet in the midst of his physical and emotional pain, the most important thing to this man was the symbol of his love for Marina.
This is further proof that when all else fails, it is love for your family that saves you.
This article has been adapted and translated from the original, "Uno de los jugadores sobrevivientes del accidente aéreo sólo hizo una súplica que ahora estremece a todas las mujeres del mundo," which was published on familias.com.