Joe Lowry, who works in emergency preparedness for the US Congress, Tweeted on January 10, 2021, that he found a gold hoop earring in the House Gallery on January 6, 2021.
—Joe Lowry (@PreparednessJoe) January 10, 2021
He held on to the earring all year, and on Tuesday morning, two days before the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot, he posted about the jewelry again.
“I still have this earring that was likely lost on January 6 in the House Gallery. It was probably lost by a Member or reporter in the gallery closest to the Radio/TV Gallery. If it’s yours, let me know,” Lowry wrote on Twitter.
—Joe Lowry (@PreparednessJoe) January 4, 2022
Within a minute of posting, Politico Capitol Hill reporter Sarah Ferris responded to Lowry’s tweet, claiming the hoop as her own.
“Oh my gosh that’s MINE! I still have the other one!!” Ferris replied.
—Sarah Ferris (@sarahnferris) January 4, 2022
Ferris’ colleague Melanie Zanona, a fellow Capitol Hill reporter from CNN, was excited to see Ferris had been reunited with her hoop.
“I was with @sarahnferris on January 6th when she lost this gold hoop earring, which was a special piece of jewelry to her,” Zanona wrote on Twitter.
She said the pair briefly searched for the earring but since they were exhausted, they gave up.
—Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) January 4, 2022