Much-Loved Bristol University Cleaner Was Gifted £1,500 ($1,965) By Students To Visit His Family

Much-Loved Bristol University Cleaner Was Gifted £1,500 ($1,965) By Students To Visit His Family

A popular Bristol University cleaner that was gifted £1,500 ($1,965) by students to visit his family in Jamaica has spent his trip's first days feeling like a 'trillionaire.'


Herman Gordon, 65 years old, burst into tears when he was handed an envelope of money that was saved up by a group of 230 university students.


Much-Loved Bristol University Cleaner Was Gifted £1,500 ($1,965) By Students To Visit His Family

Much-Loved Bristol University Cleaner Was Gifted £1,500 ($1,965) By Students To Visit His Family

They wanted him and his wife, Denise, to visit Gordon's family in Jamaica. The man came to the United Kingdom as part of the Windrush generation and had been working ever since, gaining a reputation as 'one among the most loved' members of cleaning staff.


On his visit to the Caribbean, Herman and Denise managed to splash out on a two-night stay at the luxurious Sandals resort in Montego Bay.


The couple were celebrating their belated 23rd wedding anniversary and enjoyed a massage and a private candlelit dinner on the beach.


Arriving at the resort, Herman commented: "God bless you all. Everybody will see this and think that I'm a trillionaire."


Denise added: "I just wanted to say thank you to all the University of Bristol students for this gift that they have given to me and Herman."


The happy couple has shared snaps of themselves relaxing in dressing gowns, traveling on a boat and enjoying sunset cocktails.


The money was initially raised via a JustGiving page. Herman was surprised when he was given the envelope.


Much-Loved Bristol University Cleaner Was Gifted £1,500 ($1,965) By Students To Visit His Family

Much-Loved Bristol University Cleaner Was Gifted £1,500 ($1,965) By Students To Visit His Family

He then told the MailOnline: "I've never seen that much money in my life. There's enough money here for two weeks - I'm negotiating with a travel agent to get a good deal."


He added: "I don't know why they did it but it was an amazing thing to do. I still can't believe it.


"I try to encourage students if I see them struggling, I don't know anything about law or sciences, but I know a bit about life.


"If I can motivate them a bit then it makes me very happy. I tell them about my experiences; I believe in God, so I bless their day."


Herman and Denise now plan to spend the remainder of their holiday visiting family in Kingston, something he would regularly open up to students about.


On the fundraising page, a post read: "His undying positive energy and chit-chat has managed to turn many students' dark days into positive ones filled with joy.



"This legend proves that happiness is not about what you own, what job you have or how much money you've got, but about appreciating what you currently have in life even if it's minimal."


We are happy to see Herman enjoying himself.


Photo credits: Sandals Resorts

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