According to CBS, Walker was in the store at the same time as the soldier, who just came back from Iraq, and overheard the soldier and his fiancee talking about a ring that they couldn’t afford. That was when Walker called over the manager, told her to put it on his tab, and then he left.
The ring had a price tag of $10,000. At the time the couple did not know who purchased the ring for them.
The employees who were working that day kept the purchase a secret, but decided to tell the world about it because they thought it was the right time to share the inspirational story.