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Friday, September 9, 2016

Wow! Homeless man who returned $4,000 diamond engagement ring to woman who lost it has had his life turned around

touching story of a homeless man who returned a lost diamond ring and got rewarded
Stories such as this can really make one shed tears. Billy Ray Harris was homeless, jobless and begging for change when a woman accidentally dropped her diamond ring into his cup. 

He returned it to her and as a thank you, she and her husband raised over $190,000 for him. He now has a home, a part-time job, and is reunited with his long-lost family.

Billy Ray returning the diamond ring

Harris has gone from begging on a Kansas City street corner to living in a house of his own after $180,000 was raised by people who wanted to help get his life back on track. 

The page was set up after Mr Harris returned a $4,000 engagement ring to Sarah Darling, who accidentally dropped it into his change cup earlier this year in the Missouri town.
Ms Darling's husband, Bill Krejci, set up the online donation page as a thank you to Mr Harris who could so easily have sold the valuable piece of jewellery. Over 7,000 people donated money to help Billy Ray after his act of kindness inspired them. 

Sarah Darling and her husband, Bill Krejci, were eager to do something in return for Billy Ray Harris and had to set up the online donation page. 

In just three months a staggering $180,000 was raised on the site which describes Mr Harris as 'a great man who could use some help.'
Sarah Darling and husband, Bill Krejci
Since the astonishing sum was raised, Mr Harris has bought a house, a car and has obtained a part-time job. His biggest reward however was to be reunited with estranged family members who thought he was dead.

Mr Harris was reunited with family members he hadn't seen for 16 years after his good deed made headlines around the world. 

During a television interview with Mrs Darling and her husband, his estranged brothers and sisters appeared to his surprise. 

The family who had traveled from their home in Texas hadn't had contact with their brother for over a decade, and assumed the worst had happened. Hmm, how a man's fortune can change overnight. People, it's good to be good.

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2 comments:

  1. Afterthought 1:
    Honesty is always the best policy. The homeless man would have opted to sell the engagement ring, rather he chose to return it to the lawful owner. See where that singular act landed him.

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  2. Afterthought 2:
    Your condition shouldn't dictate how you respond to life. This is because no condition is permanent as shown by the story. A person begging today can become a distributor of wealth tomorrow. So do not comprise your standard due to negative situation. Trust God for a change of story and look forward to it.

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