A U.S. Postal Service worker shared in his video how kindness in this season can look like leaving a cold water bottle in the mailbox.
Even the smallest acts of kindness can transform a person's day. Kindness comes back to us in the form of happiness, contentment, and fulfilling life. Sometimes, people we have been kind to also come back into our lives and reciprocate the kindness we offered them once. This was seen during the recent heatwaves that the U.S. has been facing and how some people are looking to help others manage the heatwave well. A U.S. Postal Service worker shared in his video how kindness in this season can look like leaving a cold water bottle in the mailbox. This video became instantly viral as many people resonated with it. It also received 613,000 views on it.
The TikTok user @ThatPostalDad also shared the difficulty one faces while making deliveries during the summer heatwave. He is a resident of Bakersfield, California, and here the temperature is 102F, he revealed in the video. With the ever-rising temperature, he felt grateful when he found the water bottle in the mailbox. We also see how he immediately pours some water on himself to get some relief to cool down. He can be heard rejoicing as he pours water on himself. “It was actually 110 today, so it's officially ‘frozen water bottle in the mailbox’ season!” he wrote in the caption. “Thank you to everyone who does this, we appreciate you!”
People came to the comments section to express their opinions about the video. While some got ideas to leave a water bottle, others appreciated the person who had made this effort the delivery person. One user @Skaboske commented, "I never thought about this but now I will." @gypsysoul822 wrote, "I love the ones who leave a cooler and snacks! Sooooo many sweet people on my routes!" @Adrien shared, "Thank you for your service. My Dads a postman." @PalmBliss mentioned, "My dad was a mail man but he had to quit bc he had the biggest route which he worked 7 am- 10:30 pm and he has a bad back and bad knees." @albee123455 wrote, "I leave one frozen bottle a day along with a snack and a packet of Gatorade or Propel. Every day it's a different flavor and snack." @KellyeLomeli shared, "I'm in Bakersfield, I wish you were on my route. hell, I'll even bring out a cold soda if you honk or ring the doorbell."
As per the weather reports, June hit a record when comes to heatwaves and high temperatures. The Washington Post also reported about how long the heatwave has lasted and that locals have seen no relief from the dangerous heatwaves. It has lasted for over a month now and it shows no signs of going away anytime soon. “Dangerous heat will result in a major to extreme risk for heat-related illnesses for much of the population, especially those who are heat sensitive and those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration,” wrote the National Weather Service. Since the heat is intense and it can be dangerous as well. These small acts of kindness will go a long way in helping people overcome the difficulties that come with such extreme weather.