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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Man Who Returned Ring No Longer Homeless: 'I Feel Human Now'

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.



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I guarantee if I suddenly received $190,000 and it was publicized, I would have relatives coming out of the woodwork..

Anonymous said...

Nice story.

Anonymous said...

Just curious - Did he pay income tax on that money (like the people OPRA gave new automobiles) or did the lawyer find a loophole with this "trust"??