Beloved dental specialist surprised with $20K for 20 years at work

A video of a Texas dental assistant receiving $20,000 in cash from her employers to mark 20 years on the job went viral as the ultimate example of employee appreciation.

Orthodontists Mike Nelson and Ron Risinger of Beaumont, Texas, surprised Sophia Teel with $1,000 for each year she’s worked at the practice in recognition of her upcoming 20-year anniversary with their office. The video of the surprise has been reposted across different platforms, receiving millions of views.

“This is the kinda employee appreciation we wanna see!! I love it πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ Congrats to her ❀️πŸ”₯”, one Twitter user wrote.

Teel told “Good Morning America” that she was in “sheer shock.”

“I was thinking, ‘Good grief, I got a month left before 20 years. I know I’m not getting fired,'” she said, explaining her hesitation as she entered the room in the video.

Source: Beloved dental specialist surprised with $20K for 20 years at work / Good Morning America

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