- A 55-year-old man has been massively rewarded with $190,000 (N78,169,800) for returning a diamond engagement ring worth $4,000 (N1,645,680)
- Billy said his initial intention was to sell it and keep the money for himself, but on second thought, decided to do the right thing
- The grateful couple helped raise funds for Billy as their way of thanking him for his kind act
A 55-year-old man, Billy Ray Harri, who used to ask for money by the roadside one day happened to come across a diamond ring worth $4,000 (N1,645,680) but decided to return it to the rightful owner and was massively rewarded in the end.
According to a publication by Today.com, Billy, who was previously homeless, received some coins from a passer-by who happened to have an engagement ring on.
The ring according to the publication, accidentally dropped in the cup Billy was holding.
Realising what the lady had left in his cup, Billy's first intention was to sell it and keep the money for himself.
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He got the ring appraised for a whooping 4,000 (N1,645,680).
Choosing good over evil
On second thought, the elderly man decided to find the whereabouts of the ring owner and return it.
Upon finding her location and handing over the ring, the lady along with her partner was impressed with Billy's act of kindness and decided to reward him in return.
The couple started a fund to help raise money for the man.
"We set the goal for $1000", they told Today but they ended up raising over Ghc1.4 million for Billy.
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The couple expressed their appreciation to Billy and handed the money over to him.
A Nigerian man received mistaken transfers
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian man, Julius Eze, showed people the true meaning of honesty.
Between Friday night, July 9, and Saturday morning, July 10, when banks are closed, he received N2.5m in three batches.
The first credit alert was the sum of N500,000. Just when he was thinking about the surprise money, he got N1m the morning after. Eze was not out of the dumbfoundedness yet when another N1m came in.