Aww, wonderful thread Kimmi
During a concert in Louisiana a small girl reached out for scarf, but it was plucked away by an unruly fan. Elvis became very perturbed and asked the security guards to put the child on stage. Looking down at her, he took off a very expensive, jewel encrusted necklace and placed it around her neck. "This is for you, honey, and nobody can take it from you." The little girl was, of course, overwhelmed, but Elvis gave firm instructions to security. "Make sure that she is safe with that. It's hers and I want her to have it."
Of course, she was in no trouble after his instructions. The story was legendary, but years later the little girl was all grown up. She wanted to go to college, but since she wasn't from a well-to-do family, that dream was almost out of reach. Elvis had passed away and the girl and her family decided to sell the necklace to pay for college.
According to press reports, she didn't want to part with it, but she felt she had no choice. She hoped that Elvis would have approved of her motive for selling the beautiful gift. The jewelry was sold for a fabulous price, enabling her to get an education. Surely Elvis would have approved!