Homeless man who returned diamond ring reunited with long lost family

April 28, 2013 5:28 pm 3 comments Views: 11846

A homeless man whose life has been turned around after he returned a diamond ring that was dropped into his collection cup has been reunited with siblings he has not seen for 16 years.

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Billy Ray Harris made headlines around the world when he gave the ring, worth several thousand dollars, back to its owner, Sarah Darling.

Ms Darling and her fiance set up a fundraising page to thank him.

With the $180,000 raised from public donations, Mr Harris has been able to buy a house and get a job.

But the good news doesn’t end there.

Siblings of Mr Harris, who thought he had died, saw coverage of his story in the US media and the family members were reunited in emotional scenes on the programme Today.com.

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  • Grandpa S

    Good for him. He made a good decision and got really good karma back in return. I hope he is an inspiration to others.

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