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A wedding is a beautiful time to profess to your friends, family, and God your love for one another. In 2004 Kristen and Kyle Upham went shopping for an engagement ring. Kyle recently returned from his first deployment in Iraq and just had to tie the knot before heading back. Little did they know a famous guardian angel was there with them.

“I noticed there was someone else in (the store) but didn’t give it much thought…(Kyle) kept wanting me to go bigger, and I kept saying ‘No, look at the prices’” Kristen recalled. The perfect ring was $9,000.

The stranger in the store started chatting with them. He asked what Kyle did, Kyle mentioned he was a Veteran. Afterwards the couple left the store, empty handed.

A few hours later they received a call from the Jewelry store asking them to return. “One of the ladies came out holding a bag and just simply said, ‘Here’s your ring,” said Mrs. Upham.

The mystery man was none other than the late famous actor Paul Walker. He asked the store associates to promise not to mention his name to the couple if they asked.

10 years later, after Walker’s tragic passing, the jewelry store’s associate came forward with the truth about the kindness of Paul Walker that touched this young couple many years ago. “His real life speaks volumes about his character. He really did put his money where his mouth is and did good for this world” says Kristen.