A much-loved hardworking cleaner couldn’t hold back tears after students surprised him by raising money for him to travel on vacation with the wife.
The cleaner who works at Bristol University was reduced to tears after students raised £1,500 to send him to Jamaica on holiday with his wife, according to BristolLive.
When he was presented the gift, Herman could not hold back his tears and gave the presenter a big hug.
A heartwarming note from the students read;
“Dear Herman, on behalf of the students at Bristol, we would like to thank you for all the positive energy you have given to 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.”
The GoFundMe page, which was started anonymously, was shared on the university’s Bristruths page.
It started with a short post on Facebook in May, which gathered quite a few likes. Within hours, a GoFundMe page was launched.
It was clear the fundraising was going well, with more than 230 students donating to the appeal. The creators of the GoFundMe page wrote;
“We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this incredible gift. It is truly amazing what we can achieve when we come together.
“It is thanks to your generosity that we’ve been able to raise about £1,500 – meaning both Herman and his wife will be able to visit Jamaica for the first time in four years.”