Gone But Not Forgotten – How Paul Walker Once Bought $9000 Engagement Ring for a Couple

The late and great Paul Walker is known for his lead role in the massive Fast & Furious movie franchise. The entire world was shocked and saddened by his passing in 2013.

But he left behind such a positive legacy of being a genuine human being that he will definitely never be forgotten and forever live in our hearts.

Paul Walker – A Legacy For Decades to Come

One of such stories is when he selflessly bought an engagement ring for a couple. Kyle & Kristen Upham were browsing a jewelry store in Santa Barbara in 2004 to buy an engagement ring.

While talking to CBS, Kristen recalled the day:

“I noticed there was someone else in there but didn’t give it much thought, and we started looking at rings and whatnot and he kept saying, ‘Go bigger’ and I kept saying, ‘No, look at the prices,’”

The couple noticed that someone else was at the store, but at first, they didn’t pay much attention to him. After a while, Kyle figured out that the person was actually Paul Walker and went over to talk to him. Paul Walker was very gracious and friendly with him.

Kyle told CBS:

“When we were talking, we exchanged names and talked about what each of us did,”

After having a pleasant conversation, Kyle returned to Kristen and continued looking for the engagement ring. The couple had selected a $9000 engagement ring, but they didn’t buy it and left the store. That’s when a saleswoman came rushing out with a bag in her hand.

Kristen told CBS:

“One of the ladies came out holding a bag and just said, ‘Here’s your ring.’ I think both of our mouths dropped,”

“His real life speaks volumes of his character,”

“He really did put his money where his mouth is and did good for this world.”

Kyle also spoke about how big of an effect it had on him:

“It’s still to this day the most generous thing anyone has ever done for me,”

And Paul Walker’s act of kindness will live on forever as it gets passed on to generations. Kyle said:

“When we hand down the ring through the generations, there will always be a story to tell,”

Paul Walker’s legacy will never end, it will continue to live on and he will always be among us, and hold a special place in our hearts.

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Sources:

CBS

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