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Homeless Man Returns Diamond Ring: Billy Ray Harris Received Engagement Ring & Gave it Back [VIDEO]

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Feb 13, 2013 03:47 PM EST

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Billy Ray Harris returned a diamond ring that he was given accidentally.(Photo : KCTV)

A homeless man got pretty lucky when he found a diamond ring in his collection cup, but his heart was bigger than his desire for money. The homeless man returned the diamond ring to the owner.

Sarah Darling saw Billy Ray Harris needed some help, so she put some change in his orange cup. What she didn't mean to do was give the man her platinum and diamond engagement ring.

"My rings were bothering me, so I put them in my coin purse," Sarah Darling told KCTV.

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Darling realized that her ring was missing the following day.

"I was so incredibly upset because, more than just the value of the ring, it had sentimental value," she said.

Harris noticed the ring about an hour after Darling dropped it in his cup.

"The ring was so big that I knew if it was real, it was expensive," Harris told KCTV.

Darling returned to Harris the next day to see if he happened to have her engangement ring.

"She squatted down like you did like right there and says 'Do you remember me?' And I was like, 'I don't know. I see a lot of faces.' She says, 'I might have gave you something very valuable.' I said, 'Was it a ring?' And she says, 'Yeah.' And I said 'Well, I have it,'" Harris said.

Harris understood that the returning the meaningful item was more important than the money it would be worth.

"It seemed like a miracle. I thought for sure there was no way I would get it back," Darling said.

Harris explained his reasoning for why he decided to return the expensive item.

"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," he said.

"I think in our world we often jump to like the worst conclusion, and it just makes you realize that there are good people out there," Darling said.

Harris didn't keep the ring but Darling did give him a reward. She gave him all of the cash that she had in her wallet.

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