Uncut: A reminder about judging a book by the cover

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by JOHN McCAA

WFAA

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 8:21 AM

In this week's Uncut commentary, never judging a book by the cover.

"My Grandfather was reverend," homeless panhandler Billy Ray Harris told KCTV in Kansas City. "He raised me from the time I was six months old, and thank the good Lord, it's a blessing I do still have some character."

A few weeks ago, a woman accidentally gave Harris her engagement ring along with some pocket change; it was very expensive, a huge diamond. He gave it back because - as you heard - he may not have money, but he is an honest man.

Harris has money now. His actions inspired people to contribute $190,000 to help him.

What you may not know is, that's the second valuable thing Billy Ray Harris returned.

Years ago, one of the Kansas City Chiefs players lost his Super Bowl ring along the river's edge there. He searched, but couldn't find it.

Billy Ray did, and returned it, expecting nothing. What any honest man would do.

Real integrity has no outward appearance -- it can make a home in the strangest of places. Even the homeless.

Those are my thoughts, tell me yours at jmccaa@wfaa.com.

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