Beloved ‘Costco Guy’ Just Got Some Devastating News. Now You Won’t Believe What His Customers Are Doing

Beloved ‘Costco Guy’ Just Got Some Devastating News. Now You Won’t Believe What His Customers Are Doing

Arlie Smith, the “Costco Guy,” goes out of his way to put a smile on his customers faces with a smile, a kind word, or even a doodle on the back of their receipts.  Then after receiving some terrible news, the customers decided it was their turn to pay him back…

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Two years ago Smith was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Then six months ago the 45-year-old got more bad news. He contracted kidney cancer — which has since spread to his bones and is terminal. But that devastating news hasn’t dimmed Smith’s sunny countenance. ”Since the time he was told that, he’s been enthusiastic, and happy, and I’m not kidding,” his wife Shari Smith told the station.

Given his upbeat personality and how much he’s given to others, it comes as hardly a surprise that when word of Smith’s latest diagnosis came around, some of his customers — calling themselves “Arlie’s Angels” — put together a major surprise during his Tuesday shift. As a crowd gathered and Smith started wondering what was afoot, customer Bridgette Loughnane came up to him: ”We’re all here today because we love you so much,” she said in a slightly halting voice.

Doctor’s say that he might not have two years left, but Arlie hasn’t given up on helping others.  He’s currently competing to be the top fundraiser for the children’s hospital benefit in May.

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