hree surprises greeted Alpha Xi Delta pledge Amy Stevens when she returned to her dorm room Wednesday night: a dozen of her favorite cookies, balloons in all of her favorite colors, and the mummified heart of one of the founding sisters.
Stevens immediately Instagrammed, Facebooked and Snapchatted the collection of gifts with the caption: “Best Big ever! #literallylovemybig.” She was most surprised to find the box of double chocolate chip cookies.
“I never told anyone what my favorite kind of cookie is!” she squealed, jumping up and down with excitement. “I can’t believe my Big knew! I am literally the luckiest Little in the entire world. I don’t know who my Big is but I already love her so much!”
While refreshing Facebook to check how many “likes” the picture had received, a teary-eyed Stevens told The Kumquat, “It is literally such an honor to have received the heart of Mary Lou Thompson. I know how important this is to the sisterhood. It’s just as important to me. I’ve felt a powerful connection to her corpse ever since they took us through the Vaults of Sisterhood on House Tour day.”
When asked about the future of the heart, Stevens said, “I literally cannot wait to pass on the heart of Mary Lou to my own little and keep this tradition alive. I can only dream that one day I will be important enough to have a part of me mummified and passed on for generations.”
For now, the heart will sit on her dresser, next to a paddle she decorated with her own blood.