Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:49 PM
meegbear (25,423 posts)
Internet Raises Nearly $150k for Homeless Man Who Returned Woman’s Lost Engagement Ring
A woman who had her diamond engagement ring returned to her by a homeless man after she accidentally dropped it in his change cup says she likes the ring even more now. "I actually feel like I'm especially lucky to have this ring now," Sarah Darling of Kansas City, Missouri, told CNN. " I loved it before. I loved it so much, but I love it so much more now. I feel like it has such great karma."
Darling's ring ended up in Billy Ray Harris's possession after she dumped the entire contents of change purse into his cup, having forgotten that it contained her engagement ring which she removed due to a rash on her finger.
Retracing her steps back to Harris, Darling asked the man if he had something of value that belonged to her and was shocked when he immediately forked over the ring. "It seemed like a miracle," she told KCTV. "I thought for sure there was no way I would get it back."
To reward her homeless savior with his share of those good vibes, Darling and her husband Bill Krejci launched an online fundraiser on his behalf. Within days, the couple's page at giveforward.com had racked up nearly $150,000 in donations.
Darling and Krejci plan to hand the money over to Harris when the fundraiser ends in 80 days. By then, Harris could very well be a full-fledged millionaire.
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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:30 PM
SwissTony (1,946 posts)
2. Exactly. They have enough money to get him into a much improved situation.
No need to wait for 80 days. particularly now - it's hardly summer.
No need to go over the top. Just decent basic accommodation, warmth, food. And start planning about possibilities after the 80 day period.
They sound like decent people, so I'm sure they're not leaving on the street.