An anonymous woman celebrated her late husband's memory by dropping her diamond engagement ring and wedding band into a Red Kettle outside Boston's North Station in the USA.
The donation, made on Dec. 3, was accompanied by a note saying the woman wanted to commemorate her husband's "joy in giving at Christmastime, especially to those in need" by donating the ring to help fund toys for needy children.
"In all seasons, my husband was a giver. I especially remember his joy in giving at Christmastime, especially to those in need. To honor his memory, I donate this ring," the note read. "I'm hoping there's someone out there who made lots of money this year and will buy the ring for ten times its worth. After all, there's no price on love or the sentimental value of this ring."
An appraisal, included with the donation, values the diamond ring at $1,850.
"We're so moved and incredibly grateful to the generous individual who made such a loving and kind donation," says Major David B. Davis, divisional commander of the Massachusetts Salvation Army. "This heartwarming gift boosts all of our staff, bell-ringers, and volunteers who are working tirelessly during the Red Kettle Campaign to encourage donations that help those in need."