A beloved Georgia postman received the surprise of his life after being recently retired.
Floyd Martin became a viral sensation this week when an article and Twitter thread about his last day at work as a post boat caught national attention. He had worked in the same route in the center of Marietta for two decades.
One thing from his story became very clear: Martin was loved by all the people along his route.
Many residents decorated their mailboxes to Martin's last day this week and came together to throw him a potluck block party. Martin's story and that of his friends on the route became viral when a reporter with the Atlanta Journal Constitution tweeted about it.
Martin told reporter Jennifer Brett that he wanted to visit Hawaii one day during his retirement. Shortly afterwards, the neighbors on the route set their GoFundMe fundraiser to help him realize this dream, AJC reports.
Delta Air Lines saw the community's efforts and decided to help the dream happen.
"A trip to Hawaii is the perfect way to celebrate a fantastic career. We would like to take care of Mr. Martin's flight," the airline wrote on Twitter.
Martin was loved by everyone on the route, with children, the elderly and even the pets who gravitated toward their pleasant spirit.
Congratulations on your retirement, Mr. Floyd!