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Paul Walker anonymously purchased military couple's ring

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A California couple has learned that the late actor Paul Walker was the mystery man who footed the bill for their engagement ring.

Kristen and Kyle Upham never got that perfect ring when they quickly married prior to Kyle's army deployment to Iraq. But in 2004, they say actor Paul Walker made that wish come true while the couple was shopping for a ring in Santa Barbara.

Kyle struck up a conversation with Walker and figured out who he was.

"When we were talking, you know, we exchanged names, kind of talked about what each of us did," said Kyle.

"And when he found out Kyle had just come back, I remember seeing the look in his face; it kind of transformed," added Kristen.

Kyle and Kristen left the store without a ring, but a short time later the salesperson called them back.

"One of the ladies came out holding a bag and just simply said, 'Here's your ring,' and I think both of our mouths dropped. And I think after a couple of minutes of shell-shock it finally sunk in, and we were like, how? Who bought it? She just smiled at me and said it was better not to say," said Kristen.

The couple recently figured out who purchased the ring after the jewelry store shared the story with reporters following Walker's death.

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