Despite living with M.S. and terminal cancer, 45-year-old Arlie Smith couldn’t be more positive about life.

He has worked at the Costco store in Danville, California for 21 years, always smiling and cheerful as he looked at shoppers’ receipts at the door.

Yesterday those customers surprised Smith and his wife after raising about $2,500 to send he and Shari on a vacation to their favorite beach spot.

Arlie is also thrilled to be raising as much money as possible during a store-wide fundraiser in May for Children’s Hospital, “a fundraiser in which he has previously finished in the top ten in North America,” reports KTVU-TV.

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Story tips from Mike McGinley and Jim Kelly

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