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By Betsy Webster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A woman trying to help out a homeless man, ended up giving away a lot more than a little change.

The lady accidentally handed over her engagement ring!

"Can you spare a little change today sir?" said Billy Ray Harris.

Harris got that change and then some last friday.

"The ring was so big that i knew if it was real, it was expensive," said Harris.

He didn't notice it in his cup until almost an hour after its original owner unzipped her wallet and dumped her change.

"My rings were bothering me, so i put them in my coin purse," said Sarah Darling.

Darling didn't realize what she'd done until the next day.

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

It was her engagement ring after all.

Billy Ray didn't know that, but he knew plenty well how sentiment matters more than money.

"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,'" said Harris.

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

Makes you wonder why he didn't just pawn it and start a new life.
"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," said Harris

"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."

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