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Widow Shows Up At The Salvation Army, Then Leaves Her Diamond Wedding Ring

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

A widow in Boston walked into a Salvation Army and placed her diamond engagement ring and husband’s wedding band into the bucket. Volunteers were stunned when they retrieved the small treasure.

The incident happened in 2014. The woman wanted to honor her late husband’s memory with the generous donation.

“To honor his memory, I donate this ring. I’m hoping there’s someone out there who made lots of money this year and will buy the ring for 10 times its worth,” she wrote. “After all, there’s no price on love or the sentimental value of this ring. But money will help the kids.”

The woman wanted someone to buy it at a higher price so the donations could go to children in need.

Salvation Army Major David Davis thought the donation was incredible.

“[It] warmed the hearts of bell-ringers and other volunteers. We’re so moved and incredibly grateful to the generous individual who made such a loving and kind donation,” Davis told the Boston Globe.

The ring could not have been easy to part with, which makes it all the more special.

“We were really taken aback. One, by such generosity of something that was a deeply sacrificial gift, and something that was probably priceless to her. … But then we didn’t know if she was giving out of sadness for her husband, or if it gave her great joy,” said Lt. Michael Harper.

Please SHARE this amazing donation if you think this anonymous widow must have a big heart.

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