Homeless man’s life changed dramatically after he returns a $4,000 engagement ring he found

Billy Ray, a formerly homeless man who lived in Kansas City and begged from passers-by, greatly improved his quality of life through an act of kindness.

Sarah Darling, a passerby at the time, put loose change into a cup held by a 55-year-old man, but managed to lose her wedding ring along with the money when she tripped and dropped it.

A few days later, Harris made the decision to return the ring to the woman, despite planning to sell it to generate additional income. The appraisal she received for the ring was $4,000.

The man commented on this good deed: “I’m not trying to claim I’m a saint, but I’m not a devil either.”

Darling and her husband, Bill Kreichey, organized a charity event for Harris with the intention of helping him recover financially, to express their gratitude for his help.

As Darling explained, “Our goal was to raise $1,000 and we organized this evening after hearing from several people whose hearts have been touched by this story and expressed their desire to help Billy Ray.”

The fundraising event received tremendous support and ended up generating over $190,000 in just under three months.

When Harris first received the money, he immediately sought advice from an attorney who helped him place the money in a trust fund.

Since then, our hero has been able to buy a car and even put a down payment on a house.

And that’s not all: his family members, who hadn’t been able to find him for 16 years and believed him dead, managed to track him down after his television appearance.

They happily reunited and now Harris is building a relationship with them; this also applies to his connection with nephews and nieces, of whose existence he was completely unaware. He said: “When I think about the past, I’m just grateful that it’s gone. I mean, I finally feel like a human being.

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