CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A local woman is dealing with a broken heart and is asking for the public's help to repair it.

After two decades, Melissa Treadway lost her engagement ring.

"It was the worst feeling ever," said Treadway. "I've been wearing that ring for literally for 20 years."

February 13, the day before Valentine's Day, is forever ingrained in Treadway's memory.

"It means the world to me and I can go back," said Treadway. "Gosh, you're going to make me cry and I'm trying to not to cry."

It was the day her husband got down on one knee and popped the question.

"I can go back to the exact moment the first time when I first saw it, we were in Hickory," said Treadaway.

But for now, that's all her engagement ring is — a memory. Sunday, she lost it at the Cotswold Village Shopping Center.

"I shared it on my Facebook page and said this is what happened," said Treadaway. "If you live or go anywhere near the Cotswold Shopping Center, please share it."

Treadway says she's seen it work before. On Monday, the power of social media brought back Marilyn Wunderler's missing rings. It was the same result for Daniel Frye and Lauren Williams.

Daniel planned to propose at the Biltmore but lost the ring before he could pop the question.

Weeks later, a woman in Athens Georgia saw NBC Charlotte's Facebook post and returned the ring.

When asked if she believes there's still a chance, Treadway said she isn't giving up.

"I do have a little bit of hope," said Treadway. "It's not like a five-carat diamond that's worth thousands of dollars, but to me it means the world and would do anything to have it back."