A mail carrier in Concord, New Hampshire, has been giving the class of 2020 something to smile about during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Joshua Crowell has only been a postal worker for the past six months, but he’s already made a big splash in the neighborhoods he visits each day! Not only is the essential worker keeping everything running smoothly, but he’s also showing incredible kindness to complete strangers.
As Joshua recently made his rounds in the towns of Bow, Concord, and Loudon, he noticed new signs popping up on people’s front lawns to celebrate their graduating high school seniors. They immediately made him think of his youngest daughter, who just graduated in 2018.
“She had some issues in school learning-wise, so she struggled,” he said. “To know that she was able to graduate and walk across the stage and get her diploma was very meaningful for her and for me. To know that the students for 2020 are not going to be able to do that is hard and sad.”
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That’s why he decided to go above and beyond to reach out and show his support! “I’m not very well-off myself, but I look at it as, if I put a smile on somebody’s face, then I will do it,” he added.
Using his own money, Joshua picked up some sweet graduation cards and a bunch of $5 Dunkin’ gift cards. Then he started leaving them in about 25 students’ mailboxes! Within days, the seniors started responding with notes of their own!
“This year has not been easy for most, but I think being able to make someone’s day is important,” one of them wrote. “Thank you for being an essential worker, it means a lot.”
Not only were these grads touched by Joshua’s kindness, but other postal workers were also inspired to get in on the fun! As for Joshua, he “always keeps a few extras in his lunchbox” in case he spots a new sign on his route.
Joshua saw a wonderful opportunity to let others know he’s thinking of them during these trying times and took it. We should all strive to be this thoughtful and considerate!
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