Coworkers Surprise Father With Reunion With Daughter

Coworkers Surprise Father With Reunion With Daughter

When a father couldn’t afford to be reunited with his daughter in Portland, his generous coworkers surprised him with an all-expense paid trip! What an incredible gift, and it brought the father to tears.


Todd Palmer’s daughter, Sydney, was playing in the NCAA basketball tournament in Portland, Oregon. As much as he wanted to be there, Todd did not have the vacation time or the money to fund the cross-country trip. That’s when his sweet coworkers stepped in.

“That kind of hit some of us a little bit hard,” explains one of his coworkers. “That dad couldn’t be with his daughter to celebrate that kind of moment. So, we as a collective group called your sister, Rhonda, who is a travel agent…We talked to your principal and your wife…And we want to send you as a gift from this organization from the pockets of its individual members.”

As Todd’s coworker is explaining the planning that went into this surprise, Todd just cannot believe what is happening. He keeps shaking his head and wiping away his tears. He is completely overwhelmed by his coworkers’ generosity!

“We’ve already purchased your airline ticket. You leave Friday morning for the city of Portland. You come back on Sunday…Jordan is going to give you some spending cash so that you can Uber, so that you can eat, and so you can do all of those things without one bit of worry.”

Todd must have felt incredibly blessed by such a thoughtful gift from his coworkers! And his daughter, Sydney, was extremely grateful as well. How great it must have been to have her dad there with her, sharing in such a special moment together.

“I was just kind of overwhelmed with joy,” she says. “Because people are so good.”

What a great story to remind us to live our lives with a generous heart!