- A 74-year-old woman former university cook was given a lovely surprise by her former students
- The cook identified as Jessie Hamilton was visited by former students who brought food for her family during her birthday
- Social media users have praised the former students for their kindness in putting a smile on their former cook's face and for paying off the house
Former students of Louisiana State University (LSU) surprised their longtime university cook Jessie Hamilton on her 74th birthday by doing something noble for her and her family.
The university alumni came together and raised money that they used to clear off Hamilton's mortgage.
The news about the kind students was shared on various platforms prompting other past students of the institution to chip in either financially or by sending birthday wishes to the cook.
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One photographer identified as Hilary Scheinuk shared pictures of the event on Twitter saying:
''Today, a group of #LSU FIJI graduates gathered to surprise their house's former kitchen staff member, Jessie Hamilton, by paying off her mortgage. They also celebrated her birthday, coincidentally today, by providing a fully catered lunch for her and her family.''
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Here are some of the comments from the post:
''I bet she demonstrated a lot of love and care over those years and that is exactly what came back to her that day. Happy birthday Jessie and thank you for the wonderful influence you had on those boys. That was priceless.''
''What a great story! Something tells me this lady was more than a cook for these fellas helping them transition away from home with love, advice and listening.''
''That is really beautiful. What an amazing impact she must have had on them.''
''Great gesture of kindness. Truly great to seeing the positivity. Goes to show there is still kindness in the world.''
''What a blessing! Giving her flowers while she is still here!''
''Outstanding act gentlemen. Way to take care of the house mother.''
In a similar story, Legit.ng reported that a 77-year-old teacher who has been living in his car got a boost from his former students who raised 10 million to help him live a better life.
Jose Villarruel was working as a substitute teacher but as soon as the pandemic hit, he was among the first workers who were sent home without pay.
One of his former students Steven Nava noticed that he was always moving around his car and sleeping in it. He then decided to rally other students to raise money so that they could help the teacher.