The surprises keep coming for the two Elon students whose good deed to Kathryn Thompson, an Acorn Coffee Shop employee, went viral. Thompson, Taylor Zisholtz and Lucy Smith-Williams were invited to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, which taped Wednesday in Los Angeles.
The girls started a GoFundMe for Kathryn in hopes to raise the $6,500 it would take to send her and her family to Disney World. The two girls behind the magic never believed they would raise more than their goal in less than three weeks. One special donation of $1,000 came from a GoFundMe employee. Since the video went viral in September, the GoFundMe has raised more than $10,000.
An Ellen DeGeneres Show sponsor, photo company "Shutterfly" matched the GoFundMe donations, giving Thompson another $10,000 towards her trip to Disney World with her family.
But Ellen wasn't done there.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show gave Zisholtz and Smith-Williams a 6-day trip to Hawaii's North Shore Island.
For full coverage of Ellen's surprise for three members of the Elon community, check out Elon Local News tonight at 6 p.m. on Channel 5.