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Remembering Paul Walker: Sales associate tells story of Walker's generosity

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As news of Paul Walker's untimely death has spread, friends, family, and fans have taken to social media to share their favorite memories of the man best known for his role in the blockbuster movie series "Fast & Furious." According to an article published by CBS Local on Dec. 2, one California sales associate shared an amazing story about Walker's generosity.

CBS Local reports that Irene King was a sales associate at the Bailey Banks and Biddle Jewelers in Santa Barbara, California nearly a decade ago when an U.S. soldier who had just returned from his first tour in Iraq was in the store shopping for engagement rings with his fiancée. King says the bride-to-be fell in love with a ring that cost $10,000, but the soldier told her they couldn't afford it, and that's where Walker reportedly stepped in.

King says Paul Walker was in the store and overheard the exchange between the soldier and his fiancée. Walker then reportedly asked the store's manager to put the ring on his tab, before leaving the store without a word to the couple.

Reports indicate that King and the other employees kept Walker's identity a secret until his death, then felt it was time to let the world know how generous Walker truly was.

Paul Walker, 40, died in a fiery car crash after attending a charity event on Saturday, Nov. 30, alongside his racing partner, Roger Rodas. Authorities aren't sure what caused the accident, but are reportedly focusing on speed as the main factor.

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