Widow donates wedding ring to Salvation Army to buy toys for needy children

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
An anonymous Boston widow donated her wedding ring worth $1,850 to the Salvation Army to buy toys for needy children.
Massachusetts Salvation Army

An anonymous Boston widow made an incredible gesture after donating her wedding ring to the Salvation Army to buy toys for needy children.

The anonymous benefactor placed her diamond ring and wedding bag into one of the Salvation Army's kettles placed outside of Boston's North Station this past week. The ring is valued at $1,850.

The Salvation Army says the rings were accompanied by a note in which the woman said she hoped the money would be used to buy toys for needy children.

"To honor his memory, I donate this ring. I'm hoping there's someone out there who made lots of money this year and will buy the ring for 10 times its worth. After all, there's no price on love or the sentimental value of this ring. But money will help the kids. May everyone have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!," the note read, according to AP.

The anonymous widow and her donation warmed the hearts of bell-ringers and other volunteers.

"We're so moved and incredibly grateful to the generous individual who made such a loving and kind donation," Salvation Army Major David Davis told AP. "This heartwarming gift boosts all of our staff, bell-ringers and volunteers."