One worker’s heart-warming reaction was caught on camera as she was given the surprise of her life BY Nicola Middlemiss 16 Oct 2015 Share One much-loved campus employee has been given the surprise of her life by charitable students – and the heart-warming moment has been caught on camera. Proud grandmother Kathryn Thompson is a ten-year veteran employee at Elon University campus – one night, the coffee shop worker was talking to students Taylor Zisholtz and Lucy Smith-Williams when she learned the latter was a native Floridian. Confiding in the young women, Thompson said her life-long dream was to take her autistic son to Disney World – less than a month later and that dream is now a reality. Keen to reward long-time employee for her efforts, junior Zisholtz and freshman Smith-Williams started a Gofundme page with a goal to raise $6,500 but the pair raised an incredible $9,481 in just 29 days. “All of Elon community came together and we just wanted to thank you for all that you do,” said Smith-Williams, upon revealing the surprise. Watch the full video here: More like this: The perk 74 per cent of workers would quit for Three things leaders should do every day Bell fined $1.25M for fake employee reviews You've reached your limit - Register for free now for unlimited access To read the full story, just register for free now - GET STARTED HERE Already subscribed? Log in below LOGIN Remember me Forgot password?