Thursday, December 05, 2013

Paul Walker And The Engagement Ring Story

You know I am a sucker for a great kindness item from a celebrity. I love when a celebrity does something for someone else and not to get publicity for themselves. A great example is what Paul Walker did for a couple way back in 2004. He bought their engagement ring and the couple didn't know until this week when the manager of the store finally let the secret out. Apparently back then the couple were shopping for engagement rings and couldn't afford the one they wanted and walked out with nothing. During their time in the shop Paul walker was in there and spoke to the man and found out he was in the military and had returned from Iraq. After the couple left Paul bought the $10K engagement ring and the couple was brought in to receive it but were never told who bought it until now when the manager decided it would be ok to reveal.

How can you not love a guy who did that and so many other acts of kindness in his life.

32 comments:

Cleodacat said...

So sweet and kind.

Meanie Rhysie said...

Damn onions.

Krista Honchar said...

The more that comes to light about Paul Walker, the more I realize what an amazing person we lost. So unassuming and genuinely caring about the things he did, not in it for the publicity. This is a lovely story.

SeriouslyAwkward said...

That guy was a total class act. I am not a fan of his movies (Eight Below is a sentimental exception), but he did so much good with his celebrity. He will be missed.

erika said...

total class
wonderful guy

Nutty_Flavor said...

A beautiful man inside and out.

FSP said...

Paul Walker > Doug Stodden

msgirl said...

I had no idea who Paul was at the time of his death, but the stories coming out make me love him. Such a tragedy.

Nancy said...

Wow.
I have tears in my eyes. Just wow.

menadensch said...

Paul Walker seemed to be a truly beautiful person inside out. His death really saddened me, but at least attention is being paid to all of his good works, particularly his charity Reachout Worldwide.

He will forever be on my top 5 list.

Eros said...

Very sad that he died so young. I was always gaga over his sheer hotness but its nice to find out he was just as beautiful inside as well.

adsf said...

With all of this eulogizin', I'm really surprised no one has brought up the fact that he started dating his GF when he was 33 and she was 16 (!) I don't have a problem with this really...there are many young people who are mature and ready to have a reelaysh at 16...I'm just surprised that there's been no snarky or sensationalized story about this aspect of his life.

Eros said...

@adef I read that somewgere yesterday. Its disturbing. The media stories have stayed away from that aspect of his life though.

Penelope said...

The engagement ring story is awesome.

adsf: I've read snark about his GF's age when they started dating on various sites/message boards. It hasn't been entirely ignored by any means.

__-__=__ said...

That's so kind and generous. I'm glad to hear all the good he has done. Still a 33yo going after a 16yo is skeevy. Wonder what happens to her life now.

MommaBear said...

I have to say, he sounds like he was a pretty kind and generous guy. From all that I've heard about his charity work and his own foundation, he understood that he could take his own success and pay it forward in the world.

Can't comment about the dating a young girl controversy, as I'm not in the know. But, if that's the worst of the skeletons in his closet, it's pretty tame when you ponder some of the truly revolting blinds about A+ listers we've read.

Renoblondee said...

I teared up when I read this last night.

auntliddy said...

Tearing up. Its all anyone could ask for; people speaking about your generosity and kindness after you're gone. Hugs to heaven.

leemonada76 said...

Watch running scared it is excellent

Anothergrayhare said...

I had never heard of him either, and was so saddened to hear what a wonderful man the world has lost -- until I read the part about the 16 year old. I have a daughter that age and I would kill any 33 year old guy who tried to date her. I hope that story is not true.

Jacq said...

I was hoping that he would be the reveals for a slew of kindness blinds. I had no idea he was so giving and caring with those in need. The fact that he didn't do any of it for show just makes his loss so much more heartbreaking. We really lost a good guy, the kind we need a lot more of.

WBotW said...

It is true. She was 16 when they began dating. I actually don't have a huge issue with it, mainly because of the way in which it was handled. She wasn't hidden or treated like a dirty little secret. She also wasn't flaunted or treated like arm candy. From everything I have read, it was a healthy, stable, loving relationship.
I have a 15 year old daughter and if she met someone like Paul Walker at 16 (the man being 33) and he behaved with the same amount of respect, I would be okay with it. It's also important to note that 7 years later they were still together. He didn't use her and abandon her. She seems absolutely destroyed by his death.

Red said...

The age difference is not unusual within LDS. What is unusual is that they stayed together 7 yrs & didn't marry.

ian mcgrinty said...

I like that he was religious but never forced it at people.

anonny miss said...

The one positive thing to come out of this guy's early tragic passing are these stories. This one, and I read something about him going straight to Alabama after a weather-related catastrophe to help out hands-on, while also spending millions of his own $ there. He also was in Haiti after the quake doing good. Other celebs, please take note: THIS is how you do it.

I'm with @MommaBear and others about his relationship w/his young gf. If he was truly interested in her, respectful and she and her family were ok with it, then ok. It's not scurrilous and hardly the worst story about a celeb given all we read here and elsewhere.

califblondy said...

I forgot about him being in that dog movie. I loved that movie. So sad. Was he LDS?

Cari G said...

So nice to know they are still together!

Rose said...

What a kind thing to do. I never knew much about Paul Walker and sad to say, it surprises me to hear what a nice guy he was. Only because we're get so used to all celebrities be d-bags. He seems like he was a really great guy.

Cee Kay said...

Oh, come on. Where are all the screams of "pedophile" that ALWAYS accompany information like this? I get it; it's okay since it was someone you like. That's what made it okay for Jimmy Page to date a 12-year-old too.

asherman said...

Such a good guy with such a beautiful heart! I agree about his relationship. I truly think age is just a number to them and they truly loved each other. I love that he wasn't into the plastic fake Barbie. Just a natural looking woman! R.I.P Paul!

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MadLyb said...

I can't even read anything too in-depth about Paul Walker right now. His death is just too sad.