A food service aide at a Chicago-area children’s hospital quietly saved up for an incredible surprise for the children at the hospital.
Jessie Tendayi, 54, a cafeteria worker at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, saves her money every year to do something special for the children at the hospital around Christmas time. This year, what she did blew the rest of the hospital staff away.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Tendayi saved up all year and spent nearly $5,000 of her own money on around 1,300 toys. She even shopped for all the toys herself.
“I have to do what I have to do to make the children happy,” Tendayi told the Chicago Tribune.
On Dec. 12, Tendayi delivered toys to both Advocate Children’s Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Children were able to walk through the incredible offering from Tendayi and choose their own toys.