Carmine McDaniel, 8 years old, has always had a good relationship with his mailman. On a record hot day of over 105 degrees in Newport News, Virginia, McDaniel was concerned for his beloved mailman and left out cold water and Gatorade in a cooler on his front porch.
“I just thought because it was really hot outside and I didn’t want him to maybe pass out or anything because they are really important so people can pay their bills and stuff like that. I didn’t want him to pass out pretty much,” McDaniel told WVEC.
His mom posted a sweet video to Instagram showing the mailman’s appreciation for the small gesture.
“Yes! I’ll take ’em all!” the mailman said when he saw the note. “I’ll take a water and a Gatorade.”
He told WVEC that these small gestures make the summer much more bearable.
“It makes it worthwhile,” said the mailman.
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