Some students from the Scheller College of Business wanted to thank a security guard who always goes the extra mile to make their day a little bit better. They hoped to pull together $100 as a token of appreciation... but instead they showed the true spirit of the holiday season. Thanks for continuing show us why Georgia Tech is such an amazing place. #HappyHolidays.
Posted by Georgia Tech on Friday, December 18, 2015
ATLANTA -- A security guard at Georgia Tech was brought to tears after some students decided to pay it forward this holiday season.
"Students from the Scheller College of Business wanted to thank a security guard who always goes the extra mile to make their day a little better," the university shared in a Facebook post.
Conor Lange organized the fundraiser for the security guard, Marcus Burns. "He is the most positive person, he brings so much energy to us everyday," said the senior business student. "He knows most of the students by name and we realized how many people loved him and we wanted to give back to him in the holiday season in the Christmas season," said Lange.
The students planned to pull together $100 to $200 to give to Burns, but to their surprise they raised more than 10 times that amount in less than two days.
"We ended up in 36 hours, raising $1600," said Lange.
In the video, Lange hands the guard a card and tells him 150 students came together to present him with a gift.
"We got you a little present for the holidays," said Lange. "It's not about the money, it's about how many people donated to show you how much we appreciate you every day."
The security guard's reaction is priceless. The random act of kindness brought tears to his eyes. He told students he was going to use some of the money to take his family bowling and out to dinner.
APP USERS: Watch the heartwarming video here!