Here’s a story that will melt the icy stone in your heart: a 10-year-old kid from New York heard about the financial plight of Bears defensive legend William “Refrigerator” Perry, so after Cliff Forest bought Perry’s ring in a pawn shop for $8,500, he sought the legend out and returned the ring to him. As a gift.
“It’s what I wanted to do. When I Googled Mr. Perry after I got the ring, I saw he had (Guillain-Barre syndrome) and went through rough times. And I thought he needed it more than I did.”[..]
“When Cliff saw the ring, he said he had to have it,” his mother, Tracy, told ESPN. “Once I saw the price, I said, ‘Absolutely not. We’re not buying the ring.’
Perry reportedly has been battling obesity and alcoholism among other ailments (his agent told one media outlet that Perry actually had to re-learn how to sign his name). Perrys ring size, by the way, is 25, which means that little Cliff probably could have worn it as a belt.