A homeless man named Billy Ray Harris sat down every day in his usual place on one of the streets of Kansas City, begging.
One day, a woman, Sarah Darling, passed by the beggar and seeing him, threw some coins into the cup where he collected his money.
The woman did not notice how, with coins, she slipped a diamond ring into the cup.
Some time later, having decided to leave, before getting on his bike, the tramp noticed that among the collected money was a precious jewel.
Billy could sell the jewel, he learned it was $4,000, but he didn’t.
On her way home, Sarah noticed that her ring was missing.
For the wife, it was not only an expensive item, but also an overpriced souvenir, a gift from her husband.
Suddenly, the idea occurred to her that she could have given it to the homeless person with some coins.
The next day, the woman went to the same place where the homeless were begging.
She approached the tramp and asked him in a low voice if she had given him something precious.
“Was that a ring?” Billy asked immediately. Hearing an affirmative answer, the tramp took off the jewel and returned it to Sarah.
Then, he added that it was his grandfather who raised him and that he always followed the advice of his grandfather who was a priest.
Sarah was so grateful to the homeless man that she spilled all the money she had in her wallet into Billy’s mug.
Together with her husband Bill Krejci, the woman began fundraising for Billy. And in three months they managed to collect 190 thousand dollars.
Billy’s lifestyle has completely changed. With these donations, the former tramp bought a house and a car and reunited with his family.