A good career deserves a good retirement party.
Animals at Work

This airport dog got the best retirement party

Whatever retirement party you’ve attended, Gema the K-9 airport dog had a better one on Thursday.

For her five years of loyal — even dogged —service sniffing travelers’ bags at the Orlando International Airport, Gema was rewarded with the a party of a lifetime, filled with treats, presents, and all of her friends, human and canine.

Gema is going to spend her golden years of retirement from duty with her handler Eddie, according to the airport’s Twitter account, which documented the whole party for our delight.

“In darkness, she is my eyes. She’s my sister, my protection. When lonely, she lets me know I’m not,” Eddie said.

She didn’t only get compliments from her two-legged supervisors, she also got treats!

In her sendoff, she was treated like the queen she is.

Help, I can’t stop smiling! I’m getting emotional looking at a dog wearing a pink plastic tiara! What a good doggo. Here’s to you, Gema. May we all one day get the retirement party as lovely and as well-attended as yours.