I envy the companies that reward employees for their hard work throughout the years with anniversary gifts. It's even more special when it comes from your co-workers AND customers. A Richfield Walgreens employee recently celebrated her 25th anniversary with the store, and she got the surprise of a lifetime.

Irene had never taken a vacation in the 25 years she's been working at Walgreens. Her co-workers wanted to change that. They set up a GoFundMe page and asked customers to help send her to paradise. They did that, and so much more. They raised $5,000!! She's going to take that trip, but she plans on donating the rest of the money to charity.

Co-workers and customers love Irene. They told CBS News that she's always so friendly and has a contagious laugh. Seeing her reaction to the surprise brought me to tears. You have to see it!

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