A job well done.
US Postal Service Employee Floyd Martin has delivered mail to the same community of residents of Marietta, Ga., For more than two decades. As of May 23, Martin retired, but on his last day friend and local journalist Jennifer Brett came together on their last trip.
"Floyd Martin retires after nearly 35 years as the postman tomorrow. I went with him on his route today," she acknowledges from her account @ Jennifer__Brett.
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According to Brett, Martin graduated from Marietta High School in 1[ads1]975, and joined the USPS a few years later. They offered him a job twice what he did on a bank.
"I was like," OK when you want me to start? Brett reports.
Brett reports on Martin's kindness as told by those on his route: Feeding the neighbor's pet, bringing their papers to the doorstep, offering lollipops to children.
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"Children on their route love, love, LOVE Mr. Floyd. Little Mae Bullington dressed as Mr. Floyd on the day her school had a career day, "writes Brett.
" I was so flattered, "he says." It affected my heart. "
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In a Twitter thread with more than 20 updates, Brett also shares pictures of his customers, their children and even their pets will greet Martin on his last business day and give He farewells with gifts and even decorates mailboxes with balloons and congratulations.
During his turn, the unmarried father of the dog Gigi prepares to Brett that he always wanted to go to Hawaii, of course, a fundraiser began to help Martin send a vacation on the island More than $ 3,000 have already been pledged through a GoFundMe campaign since May 23.
At the end of the day, more than 300 community residents came to congratulate Martin on a pot-luck block party for his There he stood for a picture r with long-term customers and the children he looked at grew up.
"Now you are as tall as I am!" He tells.
At the end of the evening he said a few words to adoring the crowd.
"You were there when I needed you, even if you didn't know it," he tells them. "Continue to Take Care of Each Other and Smile When You Think About Me"
This story was originally published by the New York Post.