Talks are rife about Paul Walker's generosity and kindness, after news of how he anonymously gifted a couple a $9,000 engagement ring surfaced in the media.
The couple, Kyle and Kristen Upham was reportedly browsing through a jewelry store in Santa Barbara in 2004, but couldn't afford the ring that they desired for. Paul Walker happened to be present in the same store and had engaged in a conversation with Kyle who initially didn't realize it was Paul.
After Paul discovered that Kyle was about to be deployed to Iraq for a second tour of duty, he took the matter in his hands, CBS reported. After they left the store without the ring, they received a call from the store to come back. They were then given an anonymous gift and when asked who they were to thank, the store attendants refused to name the person.
Kyle and Kristen had remained in dark for ten years and didn't know who had given the gift, until the jewelry store clerk revealed the story on CBS Monday during an interview that celebrated the life of the "Fast and Furious" actor.
"It's still to this day the most generous thing anyone has ever done for me," Kristen Upham told the news outlet.
"When we were talking, we exchanged names and talked about what each of us did," Kyle said to which Kristen added: "And when he found out Kyle just came back from Iraq - I remember seeing the look in his face...he kind of transformed."
The couple had suspected that Paul Walker was the generous person but could only confirm it on Monday when the news was released.
The Uphams still have the gift receipt and have said that such a gesture of generosity by the actor will never be forgotten. They confessed that when they hand down the ring through the generations, there would always be a story to tell.
"His real life speaks volumes of his character," Kristen told CBS, "He really did put his money where his mouth is and did good for this world."
Walker, best known for his roles in the Fast & Furious films, died in a tragic car accident last weekend.