$150,000 reward for homeless man who returned an engagement ring

Billy Ray Harris
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A homeless man who returned a missing engagement ring has been rewarded, with a fund of nearly $150,000 (£98,787), raised in his name.

Billy Ray Harris was collecting spare change when he noticed the ring in his collection cup.

The engagement ring Billy found in his collection cup Credit: Daybreak

Sarah, the ring's owner, had put it into her wallet for safekeeping and when she went to contribute to Billy's collection, she accidentally threw the rings in as well.

To thank him Sarah set up an online fund in his name, hoping for $1,000 (£658.58 GBP), but so far donations total nearly $150,000 (£98,787 GBP).

The Give Forward website where money is being raised for Billy Ray Harris.
The Give Forward website where money is being raised for Billy Ray Harris. Credit: http://www.giveforward.com/billyray

Billy Ray Harris said:

My grandfather was a reverend, he raised me from the time I was six months old, and thank the good Lord, it's a blessing I do still have some character.