“To Do Something Like That [for] a Perfect Stranger is Just Unbelievable”


After actor Paul Walker, most famous for The Fast and the Furious movie franchise, died in a car crash on 30 November 2013, former Santa Barbara, California, jewelry store clerk Irene King recounted on his Facebook page a good deed that he had done several years previously during the holiday season. An associate in Bailey Banks and Biddle Jewelers told her, “There’s Paul Walker.” Ms. King replied, “‘Oh, OK, yeah.’ I said, ‘Yeah, he’s a nice-looking man.’” A United States soldier who was home from a tour in Iraq was in the store shopping for engagement rings with his fiancée. Ms. King remembered, “She saw something that she really, really liked, but he said, ‘Honey, I can’t afford that.’” The engagement ring set the fiancée wanted cost $10,000. Mr. Walker overheard the conversation. Ms. King said, “He called the manager and he said, ‘Umm, the ring that those people are looking at — put it on my tab. Soon after that, he just left.” Mr. Walker also requested that his identity be kept secret from the couple. The store told the couple that the engagement ring set was a gift from a person who wanted to remain anonymous. Ms. King said, “To do something like that [for] a perfect stranger is just unbelievable.” 

For Further Information: “Jewelry Store Clerk Recalls Paul Walker’s Anonymous Gift To Soldier and Fiancee.” CBS (Los Angeles, California). 2 December 2013


For Further Information: Jenny Depper, “Paul Walker Was a True Gem According to Jewelry Store Clerk.” Yahoo! OMG! 3 December 2013


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