Homeless Man Returns Engagement Ring Dropped Into His Beggar’s Cup Stands to Receive $14,000

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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:14 PM
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Damn! Just when I was getting comfortable in losing all faith in humanity, someone has to go and do a good deed. Not only that...the good deed is returned with anonymous people wanting to help as well.


One of these days I'll get it straight I guess.


But in all seriousness, hats off to all involved in making a fantastic gift even more so for this man. If any of those people are reading this...Thank you from me to you.


Peace

www.nydailynews.com...

Kansas City, Mo., homeless man who returned diamond and platinum engagement ring accidentally dropped into his beggar’s cup stands to receive at least $14,000 in ongoing fundraiser by the couple who recovered the ring The public was so moved by Billy Ray Harris’ honesty and selflessness that many online were looking for ways to help him. Sarah Darling and her husband, Bill Krejci, who gave him all the cash they had with them when they recovered the ring, wanted to do more and started an online fund for him.



“My grandfather was a reverend. 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,” Harris told KCTV5 last week. Floored by his honesty, Sarah Darling and her husband, Bill Krejci, dug into their wallets the day they recovered the ring and gave Harris all the money they had on them as a reward.

And this shows that not all hope is lost.

“The idea was maybe to come up with a couple hundred dollars, something nice for him,” Krejci said. “But now we’re talking about an amount that could really make a difference.” Nate St. Pierre, director of communications for GiveForward, said that his staff alerted him to the flurry of activity on Krejci’s page over the weekend. “A couple of days ago we noticed it was really starting to gain traction,” St. Pierre told The News. “He (Krejci) put the goal at $1,000, and had no idea it would get so big.”


Peace to all!

Jude11




posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:21 PM
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It's not him. Noticed it was MO and not NYC.

Duh.

Kudos to him.
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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:22 PM
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Wow, what an amazing man.

Now Mr. Harris needs to fill out the IRS Form 1099-Misc and report that $14,000 as income, uncle sam needs a piece of his new found wealth, and he needs to do his fair share


But seriously, it shows there is hope for humanity. =]


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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:23 PM
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Wonderful story, There is always good in peoples hearts. I hope the homeless man gets a roof over his head now.
This story made my day



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:26 PM
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just in case you wanted to read the first thread about it:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:29 PM
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Originally posted by ladyteeny
just in case you wanted to read the first thread about it:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Blame the new ATS search function.

BTW, a simple "This has been posted" is usually ok without the attitude.

Peace



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:31 PM
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What!? No conspiracy!? You mean he doesn't work for an alphabet agency as an alien super spy? He didn't bug the ring, and lace it with nanoparticles to infect the wearer, and turn her into a zombie? What a waste!


Awesome thread Jude.
Thanks for posting it. It's nice to hear good news for a change.
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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:32 PM
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Lets hope he can get a permanent roof over his head. Maybe his reward for the kindness is motivation to overcome what made him homeless in the first place.

Being homeless sucks, but the hopelessness is what sometimes causes and keeps most people homeless, which I think is worse.

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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:39 PM
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Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by ladyteeny
just in case you wanted to read the first thread about it:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Blame the new ATS search function.

BTW, a simple "This has been posted" is usually ok without the attitude.

Peace


i wasn't blaming anything, nor did i have any 'attitude'. what would be the point? get over yourself sweetcakes.



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by Klassified
What!? No conspiracy!? You mean he doesn't work for an alphabet agency as an alien super spy? He didn't bug the ring, and lace it with nanoparticles to infect the wearer, and turn her into a zombie? What a waste!


Awesome thread Jude.
Thanks for posting it. It's nice to hear good news for a change.
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Nope...

Just good old fashioned People caring about people. I know it's a lost art but every once in awhile the craft is revived.


Peace



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by ladyteeny

Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by ladyteeny
just in case you wanted to read the first thread about it:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Blame the new ATS search function.

BTW, a simple "This has been posted" is usually ok without the attitude.

Peace


i wasn't blaming anything, nor did i have any 'attitude'. what would be the point? get over yourself sweetcakes.


How do you know about the sweetness of my cakes????


Please don't tell my wife because in our bakery, she has the sweetest cakes of all. And I ain't talking about what comes out of the oven...


Peace



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 09:45 PM
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Originally posted by sicksonezer0
reply to post by Annunak1
 


Lets hope he can get a permanent roof over his head. Maybe his reward for the kindness is motivation to overcome what made him homeless in the first place.

Being homeless sucks, but the hopelessness is what sometimes causes and keeps most people homeless, which I think is worse.

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As we all know...homeless people can be you or me at anytime.

This man just never lost his humanity along with his home.

Peace


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posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 10:21 PM
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Last I heard it was 95k.



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 10:25 PM
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Originally posted by Ghost375
Last I heard it was 95k.


Nice!

Link please?

Peace



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 11:02 PM
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Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by Ghost375
Last I heard it was 95k.


Nice!

Link please?

Peace


Here ya go.

over 128k



posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by occrest

Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by Ghost375
Last I heard it was 95k.


Nice!

Link please?

Peace


Here ya go.

over 128k


Thank You!

A giving man is one thing...A giving man who has NOTHING to give is quite another.

I truly hope this has the ending that we all need to inspire, relate, understand and learn from.

Peace

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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 08:53 AM
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Originally posted by Klassified
What!? No conspiracy!? You mean he doesn't work for an alphabet agency as an alien super spy? He didn't bug the ring, and lace it with nanoparticles to infect the wearer, and turn her into a zombie? What a waste!


Awesome thread Jude.
Thanks for posting it. It's nice to hear good news for a change.
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No, it is one. It is another poor, black, bearded, old man trying to make the white man trust them. Once he gains the trust... World domination!


/kidding



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 09:45 AM
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135K now. Looks like it really does pay to be honest.

I'm glad for him, hope he manages his money well.



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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So we can conclude this guy is having a nice day now.


I'm glad these people helped him out, he deserved it.



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by ladyteeny
just in case you wanted to read the first thread about it:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Blame the new ATS search function.

BTW, a simple "This has been posted" is usually ok without the attitude.

Peace


Yeah, no kidding. Self-appointed ATS cops are annoying.

BTW - Donations are up to

$136,577

WOW.





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