People from all over the world are sending donations pouring in to a homeless man who returned a diamond engagement ring to its rightful owner, after she accidentally dropped it in his donation cup.
“I actually feel like I’m especially lucky to have this ring now. I loved it before. I loved it so much, but I love it so much more now. I feel like it has such great karma,” Sarah Darling told CNN’s “Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien.”
Sarah apparently had a rash on her finger so she took the ring off. She forgot it was in the change purse that she later emptied into the homeless man’s cup. She didn’t realize until the following day her ring was gone and suddenly remembered where it may have gone.
“It was horrible. It was such a feeling of loss,” Darling said. “It meant so much to me beyond just the financial value.”
She went back to look for Harris, but he was gone. She returned the next day and found him.
“I asked him … ‘I don’t know if you remember me, but I think I gave you something that’s very precious to me,’ and he says, ‘Was it a ring? Yeah, I have it, I kept it for you,'” Darling said.
She was amazed.
She was so happy that she set up a crowdfunding campaign and donations are pouring in.
In life what goes around comes around… Billy – your sweet actions, despite being in dire straits yourself, prove that there is humility in the world… you are one shining example. Lots of love from across the pond,” wrote Chris and Mel, from Brentwood, England, on the giveforward.com site, which is collecting money. They gave $20.
So far the money just keeps coming. Which is really fun for Billy and shows that people really love to see good things happening in the world.
It also demonstrates the insane power of crowdfunding these days. It’s here to stay.
I really feel with everything that is happening people are hungry to see something good. If only reality show producers would get this message. But that’s a post for another day. And I have lots of show ideas for those interested.
If you want to give to Billy you can by visiting the link here http://www.giveforward.com/billyray