ESPN reports "the Refrigerator" received the coveted piece of jewelry from Cliff Forrest, a Pittsburgh boy who purchased the ring for nearly six-thousand dollars.
Forrest bought the ring from Mickey Mantle's restaurant in New York using money he saved for college.
Perry suffers from Guillain-Barre syndrome, an autoimmune disease, and the boy's mother Tracy suffers from multiple sclerosis.
Tracy Forrest said her son was adamant about giving the ring back to Perry.
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