Can Your Honesty Earn You Rs. 1 Crore

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.

Billy Ray Harris

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.

Honesty Pays

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

57 COMMENTS

  1. I DO BELIEVE IN HONESTY AND I FILL TOO GEED AFTER READING STORY OF BILLY RAY HARRIS AND I COULD NOT STOP TEARS OF JOY FROM MY EYES….GOD IS EVERY WHERE ..AND EVEN IN YOUR HEART IF YOU CAN FEEL IT

  2. Awsome Priya..thanks for this wonderful information. tomorrow sure i will tell my students about this..thank u god bless u.

  3. Really it was a valuable meesage…

    Only the persons who have the same attitude can feel and share it to everyone…

    Hatsoff to your share priya……

  4. Dear Priya

    It is really surprising may be it is coincidence. This afternoon I had gone to Sai Vani Hospital in Hyderabad and found a purse lying near reception. I just picked up and was hesitant to hand over to the reception counter as I felt it may not reach the owner. I sat in the hall for 15 minutes with my daughter who suggested to wait as she was sure that the owner of the valet will come looking for that. After 20 minutes one lady went pay counter and she was asking the cash counter girls that whether they found her purse. Myself and my daughter waited for two seconds and approached her and asked her if it her valet. She quickly opened and said she is not worried about the money but about a silver chain made for her grandson and we told her to see the money and the chain. She was so happy and thanked us. It was a pleasant surprise I received your msg and hope god will extend some help for my children.

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