In February of this year, Sarah Darling accidently dropped her engagement ring into a a homeless mans cup where she was leaving some spare change. That homeless man, 55-year-old Billy Ray Harris, saw the ring and decided that the best thing he could do was to return the ring. Since making that decision his life has changed in many ways.
Six months ago, 55-year-old Billy Ray Harris was homeless. He lived on a street corner in Kansas City, holding out a cup and asking passers-by for spare change. But then, one day, his life changed.
In February, Sarah Darling passed Harris at his usual spot and dropped some change into his cup. But, unbeknownst to her, she also accidentally dropped in her engagement ring.
Though Harris considered selling the ring — he got it appraised for $4,000 — he ultimately couldn’t go through with it, and a few days later, he returned the ring to Darling.
As a way to say thank you, Darling and her husband Bill Krejci started a fund to raise money for Harris to help him get his life back on track. “We set a goal for a thousand dollars,” Darling told TODAY in March. “We set it up because a lot of people who had been touched by the story expressed interest in helping Billy Ray.”
The fund raised far more than any of them expected — in just three months, people donated more than $190,000.
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This is such a great story! What would you do if you found an expensive item? Keep it? Sell it? Or find the owner? Tell us what you would do!