Paying it forward
Homeless man returns woman's engagement ring
- Duration 5:27
- Date Mar 10, 2013
Homeless man returns woman's engagement ring
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Most of us have had the unhappy experience of losing something near and dear to us and then.
That sense of relief when we find did -- its own returns this to us to us a good samaritan.
But when a penniless homeless man returns a diamond -- now that is something very special he is price report.
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For the better part of a decade Billy Ray Harris has lived on the streets panhandling here in Kansas City, Missouri.
But this homeless man's fate changed dramatically when they generous young woman and -- -- change purse into -- -- We'll just -- -- like I am today she walked Seattle coin purse with a zipper on it.
And CN zipped in just dumped all the coins -- and I guess not -- -- -- -- was inside what was your reaction when you -- -- Time -- you can put -- that.
I just reached in my claim for us but generally -- and I accidentally gave him.
Along with and changed my engagement ring -- darling was distracted after a busy day shopping and getting your family ready for a road trip.
-- -- about an hour away from home when I realized it.
What was your reaction to marry action led turnaround.
I hope we have to come back Billy Ray noticed the ring in his cup football that mistake so we asked the jeweler that is found treasure.
Consider voluntary if you wanna -- though nearly 4000 dollars foot right now no question -- And my -- about -- like that cartoon fox on the road and hit -- -- but the.
My husband had customized -- and he and it was custom made it really special.
But I also didn't have -- -- And then a little -- up Obama Silva back home and take the money taken money you know export thousand dollars just because under the bridge and then they'll Orion to over here is -- man don't do their children Roberts had over his grades you know he's so that for their money like -- you know.
By the time -- returned.
Billy Ray was gone I felt really helpless then I know it's dale holding onto a shred of hope -- returned the next day and there was Billy Ray in this spot in front of the theater in country club plaza.
And I just look my car and got out really -- -- and ran up to -- unlike.
I have here remember me.
Thank eighty something that there's really -- -- me and you think it was a varying in and they said yes and he's that I have it.
Billy return the ring that he kept hidden in a jacket where he sleeps hundred overpass and downtown Kansas City.
You gave him whatever money you have is a tip.
Yeah I had sixty dollars in cash and my wallet thing honey you hit at -- and I.
And I kind of felt likely that this is an over.
Sarah and her husband bill -- he started the donation -- on the -- Ford website but never expected the response they got.
Initially set it up that is.
Knowing that a few people might see hidden and -- a few dollars and I would be really cool on the ovals are going to use it to also kind of pay for what I.
Felt I -- -- -- right so you know he's patient has been -- a few bucks into it things like that but yes -- soda for ninety days with a goal thousand dollars and hope to reach that.
This is the site here we're looking at this is decided it's if -- dot com slash Philly rent.
And -- picture of -- you know how the numbers are doing all that kind of stuff -- it's around.
There's really a surprise in that's a pretty decent.
Reward for being a good man and do what's right kind of shows you what the world's going to.
-- returns some of the long period and then all of this this.
Billy -- story has been published around the world.
As a result of the publicity he's been reunited with his brother and sister in native Texas after sixteen years they've given him up for dead.
He's due to a -- burden.
-- -- He wouldn't be -- On the -- But he would good that's good to he's just so glad that.
He knows that -- home.
Well it tells me that someone hired -- is in control of all of -- these kind of deliver a message.
It is you and me is a -- and he's given me a platform to do it.
And that's where feel about situation you know the what's the message the message is that people need to open guys a little bit and no.
Have a little character about themselves and try to do right on the nautilus can do right all of that -- -- -- one more question why you still on the street.
Well access to roughly around here now there's money there -- -- I haven't gotten any early debt -- Returning -- darlings engagement ring was not Billy Ray -- first good -- here is back after a Kansas City Chiefs Oakland greatest football game.
A retired player -- had a little bit to -- to drink jump into this creek.
Losing his Super Bowl ring.
Billy Ray found the ring -- -- that player and returned it to use rewarded with an extended stay at a hotel.
Now people from around the globe are rewarding Billy Ray for his -- -- -- -- -- Greg thanks I hope Billy Ray uses that money needed changes like -- -- the streets and you know going on onward and upward to better things.
Thanks a lot Sarah and her husband bill also deserve high praise -- at --