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Imagine you are an Iraq War veteran sometime during the early 2000s and you are in California at a jewelry store shopping for the perfect engagement ring for your fiancée. Then suppose your girl finds the perfect ring, an amazing mix of creativity and class truly befitting your bride-to-be. You take one look at the $10,000 price tag (OF COURSE it’s ten-effing-k) and your heart drops; you know that you can’t afford the ring. You meet the situation head on and tell her, “Honey, I can’t afford that.” However, a stranger in the store overhears the exchange and calls the manager over, telling him to put the ring on his tab. After the manager informs you and your fiancée that some stranger paid for the ring, obviously you are going to want to know who it was, but are told that the stranger wanted to remain anonymous.
It was Paul Walker. After ten years of keeping the story a secret, Irene King, at the time a sales associate of Bailey, Banks, and Biddle Jewelers in Santa Barbra, has come forward to tell the world about Walker’s good deed since he has now passed away. She recalls when one of the other associates told her Walker was in the shop, and she said, “Yeah, he’s a nice-looking man.”
Whatever you thought of Paul Walker, this is a pretty amazing and heartwarming story. You gotta love the guy for it.
Rest in peace Paul.
[via The Blaze]
Photo via ABC News