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Elon University Cafe Worker’s Dream Disney Vacation


It was Kathryn Thompson’s dream to take her take her son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons to see Mickey Mouse. Thompson was a beloved worker at the Elon University coffee shop. Elon students, Taylor Zisholtz and Lucy Smith-Williams, over heard Thompson’s wish to have a real Disney vacation and formulated a plan to make her dreams come true.

The students helped crowdfund a fully funded trip to Walt Disney World for their beloved cafeteria worker and her family. The gift of kindness was presented in a surprise video that went viral.

When the video of Kathryn receiving the surprise went viral, donations from around the world continued to pour in.

This last weekend, Thompson and her family finally visited Walt Disney World and had a magical meeting with Mickey Mouse…and the two students who started it all.

That’s Disney Magic!

Previously: Elon University Students fundraise to send beloved cafe worker on Dream Disney vacation.

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