Stranger Pays For Couple's $9,000 Engagement Ring. 10 Years Later, They Find Out That The Generous Man Is A Famous Movie Star
There are stories out there that restore your faith in humanity and this is one of them. In 2004, Kristen and Kyle Upham were looking forward to tying the knot.
Kyle had just returned from his first deployment in Iraq and all he wanted was to get married to his beloved.
They were both at the jewelry store checking out engagement rings. Kyle wanted only the best for his lady but they could not afford some of the fanciest ones. They found the perfect diamond ring which cost $9,000.
While they were talking about the rings, Kristen said she noticed that a stranger kept looking at them. As they were considering the diamond, he engaged the couple in a conversation. Kristen recalls:
When we were talking, we exchanged names (and) kind of talked about what each of us did. When he found out Kyle had just come back, I remember seeing the look on his face, it kind of transformed.
They continued talking and the couple left the store as they couldn't afford what they wanted. But they soon got a call from one of the staff members who asked them to come back. The lady held out a bag which contained the beautiful ring they had just been looking at.
The couple was shocked and even more surprised when the staff said the kind stranger who purchased the ring for them did not want to reveal himself.
Many years later, it turned out that the good Samaritan was actually Paul Walker. He had asked the store staff not to mention his name when giving the gift to the couple.
It was not until Walker's tragic death that the truth eventually came out. One of the jewelry store associates came forward and shared this beautiful story in the wake of the actor's passing.
Kristen said Walker's moment of generosity changed their life completely.
His real life speaks volumes about his character. He really did put his money where his mouth is and did good for this world.
He was certainly a good man that passed too soon. He will definitely be missed.