Postal worker celebrates customer’s gesture in blazing heat: ‘Appreciate you!’

It’s a simple gesture that could make a massive difference to someone’s day.

With parts of the country experiencing extreme heatwaves expected to last until the end of the month, people are looking for cost-effective, simple solutions to quell the heat.

And not just for themselves.

A U.S. Postal Service worker has shared how valuable leaving something like a frozen water bottle in one’s mailbox could be as a refresher in the extreme heat.

In a viral clip, which has been viewed more than 613,000 times, user @ThatPostalDad shared some of the difficulties making deliveries during the rising temperatures.

In the clip, the postman, based in Bakersfield, California, noted the temperature was 102F and rising, expressing his gratitude when he opened a mailbox to find a frozen water bottle waiting for him.

In the clip, he immediately grabbed it and poured it over himself to cool off.

“It was actually 110 today, so its officially ‘frozen water bottle in the mailbox’ season!” he wrote in the caption. “Thank you to everyone who does this, we appreciate you!”

Hundreds commented on the post, with many admitting that it had hadn’t occurred to them to leave something out for those working in hot weather.

“I never thought about this but now I will,” one user said.

“I’ve never thought to do this. This is sweet,” another chimed in. “I’m gonna start doing it.”

The USPS worker cooled down with the generosity of a helpful customer.
The USPS worker cooled down with the generosity of a helpful customer.

The eager postie — who relishes posting humorous TikToks about his work life, more or less — also said he loves walking through sprinklers.

“Any other time of year, I go out of my way to avoid sprinklers! In July, I’m prancing through those bad boys like I was in a fashion show,” he joked in the comments.

This week, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory in many states across the U.S., from California to South Florida, with temperatures expected to be the hottest of the year.

“Take the heat seriously and avoid time outdoors,” the NWS warned in a bulletin early Sunday. “Temperatures will reach levels that pose a health risk and are potentially deadly to anyone without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. Heat is the leading weather-related killer in the U.S.”

This article was originally published on New York Post: Lifestyle

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