For Kansas City homeless man Billy Ray Harris, a good deed has changed his life forever.

A woman named Sarah Darling accidentally dropped her engagement ring in his cup. Rather than pawn it, Harris returned it to her.

Since then, his actions have gone viral, and supporters from across the country have raised $175,000 so he can find a new home.

On top of that, he’s even reunited with his family.

From the Grio:

Something even more valuable happened: Harris is back in touch with his family, from whom he was estranged for the last 16 years.

Amid the media storm around the engagement ring episode, Robin Harris, Billy Ray’s younger sister, happened to come across an article about her brother, and reached out to the local news station that first reported the story for help tracking him down.

“When I turned my head, I recognized the name, and I turned back around and I looked at the picture again, and it was my brother,” Robin told TODAY.com. “I called and I said, ‘that’s my brother. I’ve been looking for him for 16 years.’

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