Now that's the Christmas spirit! Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels gave her longtime assistant Ines the surprise of a lifetime on Wednesday, Dec. 24.
"9 years of looking after myself and my family with love and care!" the former Biggest Loser star wrote on Instagram. "We surprised Ines with a new car. #MerryChristmas #WeLoveYouBuddy."
Michaels, 40, shared a video alongside her holiday update, that captured the incredibly touching moment from when her beyond shocked assistant received the gift.
In the clip (with an extended version shared on Facebook), Michaels' kids Phoenix and Lukensia (with partner Heidi Rhoades) walk up to Ines with gifts, wishing her a Merry Christmas. After she hugs the kids, Ines opens a box, which contains a set of keys. "Oh no…" Ines says as she cups the set of keys in disbelief.
"It's outside," Michaels chimes in response. "It's outside. You want to go see it?"
Stunned by her boss' sweet gesture, Ines' eyes immediately well up in tears. "Really? Really?" she continues. Speechless and choked up, Ines holds her heart and says "thank you."
Gratitude, after all, is something Michaels practices daily — and it certainly rubs off on those around her. "Every day I tell myself how blessed I am," she told Fitness last April. "I have a great life. I can't bitch about it, because this is what I wanted. I just thought I'd be able to manage it better."
On Christmas Day, Michaels shared a photo at home with her family. "Merry Christmas!" she wrote on Instagram. "Hope you all have a beautiful day with your loved ones!"
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