Being an inspiration to other people definitely has its perks. While you think that what you’re doing is just a part of your routine, some are affected by it in the most beautiful way possible.
A university cleaner described as “the jolliest man” is used to being passed by in school hallways as kids go about their daily school business. Little did he know that his hard work and great personality inspired the students to raise money to make him happy.
Herman Gordon has worked at Bristol University for 12 years. Now in his mid-60s, the cleaner is loved by many of the students and is said to have a happy-go-lucky nature and positive attitude towards life.
Having not visited his home country in over a decade, the students decided to raise money for Herman via a JustGiving page. He was brought to tears after 230 students raised £1,500 (approx. USD 1,961.00) so he could visit his family in Jamaica and have a much-needed R&R.
In a heartwarming clip that went viral, Gordon was captured breaking down in tears when he was given the donation. He was also given a letter which thanked him for his positivity.
The letter read:
On behalf of the students at Bristol, we would like to thank you for all the positive energy you have given us throughout the years. You have brightened many of our days, and we want you to know that we love and appreciate you. We have come together to give you a special gift as our way of saying thank you. Have a lovely summer!
During his trip to the Caribbean, Herman and his wife Denise were able to spend two wonderful nights at the luxurious Sandals resort in Montego Bay.
The pair was celebrating their belated 23rd wedding anniversary and enjoyed a couple’s massage and a private candlelit dinner on the beach.
Arriving at the resort, Herman commented: “God bless you all. Everybody will see this and think that I’m a trillionaire.”
Watch the video when Herman Gordon received the surprise here:
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