Homeless Man Returns Engagement Ring Dropped Into His Cup & Shocks the World (VIDEO)

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engagement ringAs an absent-minded sort who tends to put things for "safekeeping" in particular spots and then completely forget where those safe spots are, it's alarmingly easy for me to imagine the panic Sarah Darling of Kansas City must have felt when she realized her engagement ring was missing. See, Darling's rings were "bothering" her (you know how sometimes your finger just feels like it needs to breathe or something?), so she slipped them off temporarily and put them in her change purse ... for "safekeeping." If you sense an ironic turn of events on the way, points for you! Because yes, later that day, Darling happened to walk by a homeless man named Billy Ray Harris. Being a kind-hearted gal, she emptied the contents of her ... change purse ... into his cup.

Whoops. Not surprisingly, Darling was "incredibly upset" when she figured out where her ring was, so she went back to find Billy Ray Harris. Though she wasn't really expecting to get her ring back. I mean, let's be honest for a moment -- if you were living on the street and somebody dropped their diamond engagement ring into your spare change cup, what would you do? Here's what I'd do: Run to the pawn shop! No takesies backsies!!

But Harris is a better person than I am, because he didn't hock that ring. He held onto it, figuring its owner would be back:

"My grandfather was a reverend," he said. "He raised me from the time I was 6 months old and thank the good Lord, it's a blessing, but I do still have some character," he said.

So when Darling showed up, Harris returned the ring. At which point, presumably, Darling's faith in humanity was restored.

I mean, isn't yours? Just HEARING this story? And wait til you see this:

If only more people had as much character as Billy Ray Harris.

Would you have returned the ring if you were this homeless man?


Image via KCTV5

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wamom223 wamom223

Um being homeless doesn't mean you are automatically a douche bag with no morals.  For a story that was supposed to be uplifting it just pissed me off that you are acting like an a#@hole about it. 

Woofi... WoofieMom

What's making me crazier is that the woman is wearing the ring set backwards in that pic.

PinkB... PinkButterfly66

I wear my engagement ring behind my wedding band too because the engagement ring is a little loose and I don't want it to fall off and the wedding band keeps my engagement ring safely on my finger.

Heath... HeatherMazzone

That's the way I wear mine too. I didn't realize I was wrong? Lol

Who cares how someone else chooses to wear their own rings? Good grief.

nicol... nicolemead91

atleast she gave him everything that was in her wallet at the time!! shes sooo lucky cuz i know wayyyy too many creeps that wouldnt even think about giving that ring back to her!!

nonmember avatar kevobx

This is why, you do not judge one by their appearance, so judge righteously. But The holy people judge clothing (*James 2:2-3*)

ms_da... ms_danielle_j

@ HeatherMazzone: I wear mine like that too! Everyone is always saying that I have it on backwards too :(

szinna szinna

My mom taught me that  your wedding band should go on first, so it's closer to your heart :)

Patci Parker

wow, now i remember why i quit coming to cafe mom, not because of the stories, but because of the better than everyone smarmy mommies who think its ok to attack the writer for every imagined infraction! Shame on you all.

mombot24 mombot24

wedding band should be closest to your heart.  so she is wearing it correctly!  if it really matters.

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