Billy Ray Harris: Homeless Man Returns Platinum Ring
Back in February of this year Billy Ray Harris was still just an ordinary man, living homeless, panhandling on the streets of Kansas City. However, his rise to fame was nothing short of extraordinary.
Having been handed the opportunity to cash in on a strangers mistake, when a platinum engagement ring was accidentally dropped into his cup, along with some change, Billy Ray Harris decided that honesty and integrity was worth more than money, and his good will was duly rewarded. Despite the ring’s estimated value of over $4,000, Billy Ray Harris chose not to pawn it and potentially buy his way out of homelessness, and keep hold of the ring, just in case he saw the young lady, again, in order to return it to her. And that’s exactly what he did, the very next day.
His remarkable gesture was so well received that the ring’s grateful owner, and husband, set up a donation fund for Harris as a reward, which, in a matter of weeks, had toppled $170,000. The publicity even meant he could be reunited with his estranged family of 16 years, proving he did exactly the right thing and chalking one-up to good karma.
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