Since 1985, Carol Cullen was an executive assistant to the coaching staff of the Philadelphia Eagles football team. And then, a few years ago, she was fired by the team's head coach at the time, who told her that her job was no longer needed.
Carol moved on and got a different job, but her connection to the Eagles remained strong.
The coach who fired her was fired himself -- and a new group of coaches took his place. And, many of those coaches remembered Carol and were so thankful for all the work she put in over the years that the team recently surprised her with her very own Super Bowl ring -- just like the players got when they won the big game in February.
At first, she thought it was a mistake and that the team had somehow forgotten she was no longer an employee. She learned quickly that there was no mistake. The 10-karat white gold ring, which features 219 diamonds and 17 sapphires, was all hers -- a well-earned reward for decades of dedication.