Next time, if you ever find someone’s missing valuables on roads or other places, don’t hesitate to return it back to the owner. Not only it makes you feel good but sometime it can pay you much more than the original price of the valuables.
If you don’t believe in this theory, then just meet this homeless man Billy Ray Harris in Kansas City, Missouri who received $178,000 (nearly Rs. 1,00,000,00) after he returned an engagement ring mistakenly dropped into his cup by a couple.
Sarah Darling and her husband Bill Krejci were so taken with Billy Ray Harris’ act of kindness that they set-up an online fundraising page on GiveForward.com which has so far more than $178,000 for the homeless man who had regularly been sleeping under a bridge.
In just 20 days, Harris page at GiveForward has received donations from more than 7800 people & around 711 hugs (comments). Till date, he received $178,000 & he will receive this money after 90 days.
Now Harris has been further blessed after the publicity surrounding his good deed has helped him to reconnect with his estranged family in Texas, where he is originally from.
Billy Ray’s younger sister, Robin Harris had been looking for her brother for 16 years and even thought he might be dead before she was astonished to turn on the TV news two weeks ago and hear about his kindness.
Robin has also helped Billy Ray to get back in touch with their three other siblings, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, some of whom he didn’t even know existed. Billy Ray says he is overjoyed to be back in touch with his siblings.
“I hadn’t talked to her in so many years. I was totally excited and surprised,” he said of speaking to his sister again after so long. Harris hopes to use the money generously donated to him by strangers to buy an apartment and fly back to Texas to see his long lost family. “The idea was maybe to come up with a couple hundred dollars, something nice for him,” Krejci said. But the 90-day fundraiser which is set to continue till May 15 has already received more than $178K.
Source – MumbaiMirror.com