- A 71-year-old old woman, Jessie Hamilton, has been rewarded by university students she serves decades ago as a cook
- To honour her birthday, the student contributed a total sum of $51,000 (N20,986,500) to take care of her mortgage and other expenses
- The woman said she saw the students as kids when she was with them at Louisiana State University
A cook, Jessie Hamilton, has been honoured by students of Louisiana State University she used to serve years ago.
What the students found endearing about her was that she was not just a cook, but she listens to their issues, Goal Cast reports.
Andrew Fusaiotti, one of the school’s former students who is now 52 years told The Advocate that the woman always had a smile on her face at work and never make complaints.
When the student got to know that the woman had $45,000 (N18,517,500) let to pay for her mortgage, they all came together and contributed $560 (N230,440) each which amounted to $51,000 (N20,986,500).
After present the gift to her on her 74h birthday, the woman had $7000 (N2,880,500) to spend as she pleases after deducting her mortgage payment.
The joyful woman said:
“They were my kids. They still are. They used to tell me they loved me, and now, they’ve proved it.”
In speaking The Washington Post, the woman spoke about her service to the kids from 1982 to 1996 and how how she woke up every 4 am to make their breakfast. Sometimes, she also took them to hospital when their health was down.
Jessie said that the gift is really a blessing to her as she has been wondering how she was going to settle her mortgage, adding that she is indeed grateful to God.
Jessie’s daughter, Yonetta Tircuit, said that her mother has always been someone who takes other people’s welfare seriously.
Meanwhile, . earlier reported that an 89-year-old man, Derlin Newey, never knew life would turn around from him so quickly.
The man became a pizza delivery man as a way to pay his bills. Despite being almost 90 years old, the man works 30 hours weekly in Utah.
What separates the man from other delivery men was the way he always relates with his customers with a smile as he says:
“Hello! Are you looking for some pizza?”