After a hiatus, I have decided to bring this site back as a Tumblr site. This old blogger hosted site will be using the domain, but will not be updated anymore (the RSS feeds in the sidebar update automatically though). I have moved the old postings from here over to Tumblr and have already started posting new stuff. To follow the new Web of Good news, visit (or

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Homeless Man’s Honest Deed Rewarded with $16K Donation, and Counting

A homeless man in Kansas City, Mo., made national headlines more than a week ago when he returned a valuable platinum and diamond engagement ring accidentally dropped into his cup of change by a woman offering some extra cash. Now, hundreds of donors have contributed more than $16,000 to a page on to help Billy Ray Harris get his life back on track. The man's rewards don't stop with financial help -- the media story helped him connect with a brother in Lubbock, Texas, he hasn't seen in nearly 30 years.

KCTV first did a story on the unintended donation Feb. 9. Sarah Darling had put her engagement ring in her change purse because it was bothering her finger. A chance encounter with Harris on the street led Darling to give the man her loose change. It was only a day later that she realized her engagement ring was missing. When she came back to Harris on the same street, he still had the ring and gave it back to her.

The New York Daily News reveals when the woman and her husband returned, they gave the homeless man all the cash she had on her -- around $40 to $60. Then Bill Krejci, who is a web designer, was inspired by some media outlets' websites where people asked how they could help. Enter

Read more and see a video at Yahoo! News

--- This blog is still on hiatus indefinitely, but I came across this and decided to go ahead and post it.  The news feeds in the sidebar update automatically, so you can still stop by and check those for good news stories!

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