With the world the way it is today, it’s always refreshing and welcome to hear stories about good people doing good things, isn’t it? Here’s one for you.
A homeless man from Kansas City, Missouri has returned somebody’s platinum and diamond engagement ring after they accidentally dropped it in his change cup last Friday.
Mr. Billy Ray Harris was begging for spare change last week when a woman by the name of Sarah Darling stopped to drop a handful of coins in his cup…or at least that’s all she thought she was giving him.
Neither Sarah or Harris realized it right away but after an hour, the nice man checked his cup and saw the expensive ring.
He told Kansas City’s KCTV5, “The ring was so big that I knew if it was real, it was expensive.”
The woman told the news station that she’d taken the ring off and put it in her change purse because it was bothering her, and she hadn’t noticed it was missing until the next day. Obviously she was upset, and she says it was more for sentimental reasons than financial.
That next day Darling says she went back to where Mr. Harris was sitting to ask him if she’d left her ring with him. He immediately gave it back to her.
Said the woman, “It seemed like a miracle. I thought for sure there was no way I would get it back. I think in our world we often jump to like the worst conclusion, and it just makes you realize that there are good people out there.”
Appreciative for his honesty, Darling gave the gentlemen the cash she held in her wallet, though Harris says he just did as he was raised to do.
He told the news station, “Thank the good Lord, it’s a blessing, but I do still have some character.”
Fun fact: Mr. Harris once had found a Super Bowl ring that belonged to a retired Oakland Raiders player. He returned that one as well.
I too like to think I’ve been raised well and once, when I was a server, someone left their wallet behind. Of course I called them to tell them. But if I was homeless and begging on the streets, I’d hope that I would still do the same. This man is a good soul and so is this Darling lady!