Cleaner Breaks Down In Tears After Students Raised Money For Him For Holiday
A much-loved cleaner at Bristol University was brought to tears when students crowdfunded £1,500 to send him to Jamaica on holiday. Herman Gordon, who is adored by students for his positive attitude and happy-go-lucky approach to life, broke down in tears after generous undergrads handed over the cash gift.
he money was raised via a JustGiving page to fund a week’s trip for Mr Gordon and his wife to visit family in the Caribbean – with more than 230 students donating.‘He is the epitome of happiness,’ the donation page reads.A video of Mr Gordon being surprised with the money was later shared online where he becomes emotional and thanks the Bristol students for their kind token of appreciation.
The gift was accompanied by a note addressed from ‘Bristol Students’, which thanked Mr Gordon for his ‘positive energy’ over the years.‘You have brightened many of our days and we want you to know that we love and appreciate you.’
Mr Gordon has worked at Bristol University as part of the cleaning staff for 12 years.
Explaining his positive approach to life, Mr Gordon told BBC Newsbeat it’s important to keep away ‘negative vibes’.‘I know that these students are studying. You don’t want any negative vibes around them.
‘They speak good things to me, I speak good things to them, and I bless them all.’