From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato
A small business owner in Massachusetts wanted to give back to her employees in one of the most magical ways possible: by taking them on a trip to Walt Disney World.
Jessica Travis, who owns Toast, a breakfast spot in Hull, Massacueetss, told CBS Boston she “survived COVID” because of her employees. And due to their hard work and dedication to her business she’s rewarding them with a trip to Walt Disney World.
“She treats us like family every day that we come in — treats us like one of her own kids,” one employee said in the interview.
For Travis, the feeling is similar. “I feel like if you take care of them, they take care of you,” she said.
According to CBS Boston, the small business owner opened the restaurant right before the pandemic hit.
“For the last three years, they stuck by me — dedicated themselves just to make Toast what it is today,” Travis said. “So I had the idea — what better way to reward them than Universal Studios and Disney World for a week?”
According to the CBS story, Travis revealed the surprise to her staff by having them put together a puzzle that said “Surprise we’re going to Walt Disney World.”
“I was kind of in shock. I thought it was kind of a joke at first,” one employee told the outlet.
To make the surprise for her employees even more magical, Travis is also inviting all of her staff’s families to enjoy the week-long, all expenses paid trip.
Travis lost her mother, which resulted in her coming into an inheritance from her late mother’s estate and Travis has been waiting for the opportunity to use the money on something meaningful–which is bringing her almost 30 employees and families on this trip in May.
“I was waiting to do something where she could be like ‘Now that’s what I wanted [it] to be used for,” said Travis.
Toast employees told CBS Boston this proves “hard work always pays off” and that this token of kindness proves their boss “really cares for us.”
“I think just having a really good team behind you makes all the difference,” a Toast worker added.
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