TODAY   |  February 23, 2013

$90K donated to homeless man who returned diamond ring

When Billy Ray Harris gave back an engagement ring that was accidentally dropped in his cup, he didn’t know his action would touch so many. Donations have poured in since the story went viral, collected in a fund set up by the fiancé of the woman who dropped her ring. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

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>>> sometimes it pays to return a ring that was accidently dropped in your cup. that's the moral. here's the story -- we'll do this backwards today. we told you about the homeless man last week and how he returned a diamond ring dropped in his change cup by accident. get this -- because he did the right thing, thousands of strangers donated money to that homeless man, billy ray harris. and not just small change money. more than $90,000 has been gathered on an online site set up by the husband of the woman who dropped her ring in the first place.