A Heartwarming Holiday Story


When Salvation Army Boston opened one of its trademark red kettles outside North Station last month, they were surprised to find a pair of rings with a letter. The letter was written by an anonymous widow who wanted to donate her engagement ring along with her late husband’s wedding band to the charity, so they can sell the rings to buy gifts for poor kids for holidays. Her note says: “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. After all, there’s no price on love or the sentimental value of this ring. But money will help the kids.”

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The letter and the act of compassion touched many, but especially one former Salvation Army bell ringer, who purchased the rings for $21,000, 10 times the estimated value of the pair of rings. And the story doesn’t end here: She explained to the charity that she too lost a beloved husband and she wishes the rings be returned to the original owner ‘who gave them up in memory of her husband for the sake of children at Christmas.’

Massachusetts Salvation Army Major David Davis said: “One expression of love has inspired another grand gesture to help those in need during the holiday season. Because of these two amazing individuals, our Salvation Army officers, staff and individuals will be able to extend our outreach to the many families and children in need. We are dedicated to fulfilling the sentiment behind these two heartfelt donations.”

Source: Boston.com



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