Cayla remembered the couple mentioning the name of the hotel where they were staying, so after work, she ran to the store to get a thank you card, flowers, and some desserts to be sent to their room.
She thought that would be the end of it, but the next day the couple walked back into the restaurant, and what they did next left Cayla stunned.
They told her they wanted to pay off her student loan debt and pay for the rest of her education – a gift of more than $10,000!
“I was like, ‘No way, you don’t have to do that for me. I just wanted to say thank you,’” Cayla said, but they insisted.
“I still don’t feel like it’s real,” she added. “I want to run around in the streets.”
Cayla knew there was no way she could ever repay this generous couple, but they asked for only one thing in return: “be your best possible self, dream big, and strive for your goals.”
And Cayla plans to do just that.
“I want to make them proud,” she said. “I will take this opportunity with an open heart and be a better person that I can be every day.”