December 5th, 2013
10:11 AM ET

Paul Walker Once Purchased A Wedding Ring For U.S. Soldier

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff" we discover actor Paul Walker once bought a wedding ring for a young U.S. military veteran shopping with his fiance in California. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

This purchase happened a decade ago when Walker noticed a young U.S. soldier shopping with his fiancee for a wedding ring in a Santa Barbara jewelry store.

"The groom was just back from duty in Iraq, and he was going to be deployed again soon and wanted to buy a wedding ring, but he said he just could not afford it," saleswoman Irene King told CNN. "I don't think the soldier realized how expensive those rings are, about $10,000."

"Walker called the manager over and said, 'Put that girl's ring on my tab,'" she said. "Walker left all his billing info, and it was a done deal. The couple was stunned. She was thrilled and could not believe someone did this."

King called it "the most generous thing I have ever seen."

Stories of Walker's incredible generosity have become a major aspect to coverage of the actor's death.

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  1. Miguel LLanes

    Only the GOOD DIE YOUNG.....May you REST IN PEACE "PAUL WALKER"

    December 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Reply

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