It’s not every day we receive simple kindness from people we don’t know. Which may be why social media blew up over one temporary UPS driver who shared a kind message with a new mother. And check out how people responded in kindness.
What Happened When a UPS Driver Left a Kind Message for a New Mother?
Twenty-four-year-old Dallen Harrell was just a temporary UPS driver in Roswell, Georgia, when he first delivered a package to new mother, 36-year-old Jessica Kitchel’s home.
During his delivery, he noticed a stork sign and realized that the family had a new baby arrive. The home also had a sign that said “It’s a boy” out in front of it. This caught his eye because he, too, had just had a child with his finance, Taqueria Robinson-Davidson.
This touched him, and he decided he wanted to do something.
“I just went from my heart,” Harrell explained.
Instead of just delivering the baby formula, he left a message on the family’s Nest Security camera.
“If this is the ‘it’s a boy’ house….I hope all is going well with your newborn,” Harrell spoke into the camera. “I had a child around the same time you guys did and I just hope that everything is going good, God bless and happy holidays.”
The kind message from this anonymous ups driver touched the family so much that, Jess decided to post the video to her Instagram. Check it out here:
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Jess asked the social media world to help her find this UPS driver, saying, “I really wish I knew his name, but I hope he comes back and if he does there will be diapers waiting for him.”
In her post on December 4, the new mom explained why it meant so much to her. “It is really easy to focus on what isn’t going right now with staffing shortages,” she said. “But it was good to be reminded that there are still great people working hard every day for us!”
The kind message from the ups driver met her when she really needed it, having just had a C-section to deliver the new baby, Chancy, on November 14.
“I was just so blown away by the fact…that he took the time to stop and do it,” said Jess. “And more so that he was so observant that he remembered this was the ‘It’s a Boy’ house with the stork.”