WESTFIELD, NJ — Like plucking a needle from a haystack, 6-year-old Alex Miskolczi found a baby tooth underwater at Westfield Memorial Pool this week.
Now, even more incredibly, he's found the local girl who lost the incisor.
Colette Sahm, a 6-year-old headed to Washington School next month, lost the wiggly tooth after biting into a fudge pop while seated on benches alongside the pool, said her mother, Maureen Goodman.
“We assumed she swallowed it,” Goodman told TAPinto Westfield. “Her immediate concern was the tooth fairy, so that night we wrote a letter to explain what happened. Luckily the tooth fairy understood and left $5 and a little trinket.”
Days later, young Alex found the tooth while swimming.
“We were swimming in the middle of the pool in the deep end when my 6-year-old son Alex came up from underwater and went to the edge,” said Alex's mother, Rachel Nugent. “He held up what he had just found and asked in disbelief, ‘Is this a tooth?’ I looked and said yes it was. We were all so surprised. I asked him if we should post the tooth online to try and find the kid who lost it?”
Nugent posted a note about her son’s find to social media. The note grabbed Goodman’s attention, and the parents are making arrangements to transfer custody of the tooth.
“We are going to arrange to meet to get the tooth to Colette,” Goodman said. “I think we might put it in a little necklace bottle for a funny story. The tooth fairy gave the first payment as a gift without any promise of the tooth.”
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