Sep 13, 2016

Before Paul Walker Died He Secretly Spent $9,000 On A Ring.

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Paul Walker, the beloved star from The Fast and the Furious series, passed away in a collision on November 30, 2013, nearly three years ago. Following news of his death, thousands of people, loved ones and fans alike, spoke up about his talent, kindness, and humility.

Through their comments on social media, we learned that Walker was a man who followed his heart. He had a passion for marine biology and helping others.

Following an 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile in 2010, he flew there to support the local community. He also founded the humanitarian aid team Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW), who he traveled with to Haiti so that they could help with recovery efforts.

Today's story is about a random act of kindness that Walker completed for a couple while browsing around a jewelry store for engagement rings in Santa Barbara, where he lived.

Continue reading to learn more about what happened.

In 2004, Paul Walker was browsing around a jewelry store in Santa Barbara when he noticed something.

In 2004, Paul Walker was browsing around a jewelry store in Santa Barbara when he noticed something.

Bailey Banks and Biddle Jewelers

He noticed this couple, Kyle and Kristen Upham, admiring a beautiful pair of engagement rings.

He noticed this couple, Kyle and Kristen Upham, admiring a beautiful pair of engagement rings.

Kyle Upham / Facebook

At $10,000, the set was way out of their price range. The couple decided to move along.

At $10,000, the set was way out of their price range. The couple decided to move along.

CBS

Before they left, they struck up a conversation with the actor after recognizing him.

Before they left, they struck up a conversation with the actor after recognizing him.

WPXI

This was when Walker learned that Kyle had just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. In an interview with CBS, Kristen said, 'I remember seeing the look in his face. He kind of transformed.'

This was when Walker learned that Kyle had just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. In an interview with CBS, Kristen said,  'I remember seeing the look in his face. He kind of transformed.'

Shortly after leaving, the couple received a surprising phone call from the jewelry store. It turned out that someone paid for their dream rings.

Shortly after leaving, the couple received a surprising phone call from the jewelry store. It turned out that someone paid for their dream rings.

CBS

The couple asked the clerk who the gift was from but she couldn't say. The person wished to remain anonymous.

The couple asked the clerk who the gift was from but she couldn't say. The person wished to remain anonymous.

CBS

They had a hunch about who it was, but they didn't receive any confirmation until 2013, after Paul Walker's tragic death.

They had a hunch about who it was, but they didn't receive any confirmation until 2013, after Paul Walker's tragic death.

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One of the jewelry store clerks, Irene King, revealed that the secret gifter was indeed Paul Walker.

One of the jewelry store clerks, Irene King, revealed that the secret gifter was indeed Paul Walker.

This particular jewelry store location is now closed, but King wanted the public to know about the real Paul Walker, how kind and generous he was.

This particular jewelry store location is now closed, but King wanted the public to know about the real Paul Walker, how kind and generous he was.

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It is wonderful to know that although he has passed, many people continue to honor him not just for his films but also for the efforts he made to make others feel safe and happy.

It is wonderful to know that although he has passed, many people  continue to honor him not just for his films but also for the efforts he made to make others feel safe and happy.

Reach Out WorldWide / Facebook

The Uphams were married the same year they received the rings. Kristen Upham told CBS that Walker's gesture was the kindest thing that anyone has ever done for her.

The Uphams were married the same year they received the rings. Kristen Upham told CBS that Walker's gesture was the kindest thing that anyone has ever done for her.

Access Hollywood

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