A UPS worker in Virginia didn’t just receive a cash gift or Christmas card this December as a thank you for their hard work during the pandemic.
Hundreds of local residents stood in front of their homes and applauded their favorite delivery driver, Anthony Gaskin, as he drove slowly through the parade.
More than 100 Midlothians honked their car horns; They rang their bike bells, held up homemade signs, clapped in every way they could. Anthony’s supervisors were even there to give him a gift.
One resident explained why it was important for her to thank the UPS driver in a big way: “Through COVID, Anthony has continued to work, delivering packages to our doors, a record number of them, more than 180 times to date,” Patty Friedman, who organized the event, told WTVR in an email.
“I wanted to personally thank you for how much you helped me feel welcome when I moved during a pandemic. He was terribly lonely and he was always the highlight of my day. Mention this to a few people and the response I got was all I needed to know that I was not alone. “
(WATCH Anthony is welcomed by his hero in the video below.)
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