When two students heard that their beloved campus barista, Kathryn Thompson, dreamed of taking her family to Disney World, they set out on a mission to make that dream come true.
Kathryn’s eyes filled with tears as she spilled out her biggest dream in life is to take her son, daughter-in-law, and two grandsons to Disney World.
“I just want that so badly”, she confesses. I have never been anywhere but here.
Elon University students Taylor Zisholtz and Lucy Smith-Williams started a GoFundMe page for the Acorn employee and received donations from 400 members of the community. They blew past their original goal of $6500, so now she’ll have tons of spending money to share with her her son, daughter-in-law, and two grandsons on their magical trip.
In this heartfelt video, the girls read a sign to Kathryn explaining the big surprise: “We wanted to thank you for all that you do… you and your family are going to DISNEY WORLD!”
Faith in humanity has once again been restored. Grab some tissues and check out the video after the break.