They stepped into help although they never met before, and that’s why she’s calling them her angels.
Paulette Taylor, 71, had gone to a local pawn shop in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to buy her wedding rings back.
When she got up to the counter to pay, a thief snuck up behind her and stole all of her money, KOCO reported.
“I was kind of depressed because I thought I was going to lose my rings,” she said. “It’s wrong to steal.”
After the story aired on a local news broadcast, a group of Good Samaritans banded together to help Taylor.
Later, in the parking lot of the very pawn shop where she experienced heartache, one by one strangers handed over cash to her.
One woman was seen giving $100, another man $140.
“All the money I got in my pocket, you can have it,” another man told Taylor.
The sum of donations was enough to get her beloved jewelry back.
“I’ve been stolen from – my mother’s ring and my grandmother’s ring,” another donor told Taylor. “So, I know they can’t be replaced.”
Taylor called the kind strangers her “angels.”
“I’m just thankful that the people are willing to help me,” she said.
And in true pay-it-forward fashion, Taylor is now inspired to return the favor one day.
“I hope that maybe one day I can helps someone else,” she said.
One woman told Taylor, “I think there’s more good than bad in this world.”
The two then engaged in a heartfelt embrace.