It has been almost 7 years since Paul Walker's untimely demise, but the tragic accident that led to his death is still fresh in our memories. The actor, best known for his role in Fast and Furious franchise, crashed into a pole while driving a Porche at a really high speed. The vehicle caught fire immediately with Walker still in it. He was later proclaimed dead from the injuries he sustained during the accident.
The news of his death was one of the biggest upsets of the decade, and even more heartwrenching was the fact that the actor was returning from a charity event when the accident happened.
This wasn't the first time Walker donated money to a good cause. In fact, his charitable nature only came to light after he died, as people started coming forward with stories of their encounters with the actor. Surprisingly, Walker loved helping people and making them happy, even if it meant spending $9,000 on an engagement ring.
The incident happened back in 2004 when a soldier named Kylie Upham decided to propose to his long-time girlfriend before leaving for duty in Iraq. In order to pop the question, Kyle needed the perfect engagement ring.
He decided to shop around in a jewelry store in Santa Barbra but he knew that buying a diamond ring would put a hole in his pocket. But while looking around, he came across another customer who seemed really interested in his love story.
The shopper encouraged Upham to look at more expensive rings if he was serious about marrying his girlfriend. Upham thought he was simply joking around. Little did he know that the mysterious shopper was none other than Paul Walker of Fast and the Furious franchise.
In an interview with CBS, Upham said that he had no idea that he was talking to such a big movie star in the jewelry shop. While talking to Paul, the soldier revealed that he would soon be deployed to Iraq therefore he needed a ring urgently. He even disclosed that he couldn't spend more than $9,000 on the rock.
Upham eventually left without making a purchase but he didn't get far before a salesperson from the same store caught up with him and handed him a gift bag with the ring he wanted. The soldier was so confused as to why he was handed a $9,000 ring for free, but he later realized that it was Paul Walker who secretly bought it for him.