Terminal Costco Employee Breaks Down When He Receives Heartfelt Gift from Customers

For beloved Costco employee Arlie Smith, a diagnosis of terminal bone cancer wasn’t reason enough to slow down.

The Danville, California, man has worked at the local Costco for 21 years, greeting customers at the door with a smile and waving goodbye when they leave. He’d been living with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) for a couple years when he was diagnosed with bone cancer in the fall of 2014. He was given maybe two years to live.

But none of that stopped “The Costco Guy” (as he’s affectionately called) from continuing to be a positive force in people’s lives. He continued to spread joy and optimism every day at his job, inspiring customers to go out and live — and, as it turns out, give.

A group known as “Arlie’s Angels” decided to do something special for Arlie and his wife. They raised $2,500 in cash donations for the couple to take a much-needed vacation! Touched by the generous act, Smith decided to pay the generosity forward, and has started raising money for other organizations!


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