Paul Walker secretly purchased an engagement ring for a struggling military couple in 2004, reported US Weekly on Dec. 4. According to the original CBS story, Walker learned of the groom-to-be’s impending redeployment to Iraq, and decided to buy the pair the ring set they had coveted earlier in the jewelry store.
The couple, Kyle and Kristen Upham, were shopping for that special ring. Unfortunately, they were finding all of the jewelry out of their budget. Kristen fell in love with a particular ring, but was disappointed to see it had an almost $10,000 price tag. Kyle recognized Walker and chatted with the actor, mentioning his upcoming deployment to Iraq.
And when he [Paul Walker] found out Kyle just came back from Iraq — I remember seeing the look in his face … He kind of transformed,” Kristen Upham said of Walker.
A sales associate from the jewelry store opened up about the Paul Walker’s charity, stating that the actor did not want the couple to know of his actions. Kyle and Kristen only learned of Walker’s deed after he tragically died in a horrific car accident in Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 30.
He called the manager and he said, ‘Umm, the ring that those people are looking at – put it on my tab,’” the sales associate confessed about Walker.
According to the Huffington Post, Universal recently released a “Fast and Furious” tribute to Paul Walker and his much loved character, “Brian”, in the blockbuster franchise. The video shows a compilation of scenes from the “Fast and Furious” series along with the song “I’m Coming Home” by Skylar Grey.
Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul's immediate family and our extended 'Fast & Furious' family of cast, crew and filmmakers … At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on 'Fast & Furious 7' for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise," Universal stated.
Watch the tribute video in the corner of the article.