Broke Woman Tries to Sell Necklace Mom Gave Her, Gets Awesome Surprise
Jewelry store employee gives her the money, refuses to take the necklace
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2016 4:34 PM CDT

(Newser) – When a woman entered a North Texas jewelry store with her two children, asking if the store was interested in buying a gold necklace, the employee, Noah, noticed tears in her eyes. "It seemed like she was sad," Noah, who did not want his identity revealed, tells CBS DFW. The woman explained to him that her mom had given her the necklace but that she was broke and needed money to pay bills. Noah asked how much she was hoping to get for the necklace, then gave her "exactly" that amount from his own pocket—and handed the necklace back.

The exchange, which ended with the grateful woman hugging Noah, was captured on the store's surveillance camera and has since gone viral. "I didn't think about it, I just grabbed the money," says Noah, a Syrian refugee seeking asylum in the US with his family. "I feel better and that's enough. Better than a lot of money."