Some former LSU fraternity brothers are getting a gold star for their sweet and generous gesture for one of the houses' beloved kitchen workers from their past.  And with all the bad press that's been swirling around the university these days, it's nice to see that some real good is still being practiced by alums and students.

The members of Phi Gamma Delta, also known as Fiji, have paid off the mortgage of a kitchen staffer who made a huge impact on the lives of fraternity members several years ago. According to the Advocate, via WBRZ, 74-year-old Jessie Hamilton worked at the fraternity house for 14 years. She celebrated her birthday over the weekend, and over a dozen fraternity brothers came together to surprise her on her special day. Some even traveled from out of state to present Ms Jessie with some presents that would allow her to finally retire from working.

When Andrew Fusaiotti, who attended LSU from 1987 to 1989, found out Ms Jessie was still working two jobs at age 73 to pay off the home she bought at age 60, he knew he had to help her out. He and almost 100 of his fraternity brothers raised $51,765 to pay off the remainder of Hamilton's mortgage, and give her some extra cash for herself. He tells WBRZ “That shows how they all felt about her. Jessie is one of these people that shows up to work and always has a smile on her face, eager to please and never complains.” Watch the video from "Jessie Hamilton Day" below, and read more about her story from WBRZ.


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