Honesty Pays Off In A Big Way For Homeless Man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 26, 2013)--A homeless Kansas City man's decision to return a woman's engagement ring after she accidentally dropped it in his cup is about to pay big.

Billy Ray Harris, who frequently panhandles on Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, discovered the ring after Sarah Darling dropped spare change from her coin purse into his cup earlier this month.

She evidently forgot that earlier in the day she took off her ring and put it with the coins.

Television station KCTV reported that after realizing what she'd done, the Missouri woman returned to Harris and asked if he had the ring.

He said he did and gave it back to her.

Now, the woman's fiancé has set up a website seeking donations for Harris.

By Monday, people from around the world had donated more than $145,000.


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