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Residents in Virginia Neighbourhood Thank Delivery Driver for His Tireless Effort during Pandemic

Residents in Virginia neighbourhood put up 'thank you' boards for delivery driver.
(Credit: Facebook/ Steven James)

Residents in Virginia neighbourhood put up 'thank you' boards for delivery driver. (Credit: Facebook/ Steven James)

The residents of Hallsley, Virginia, have expressed their gratitude to a UPS driver named Anthony Gaskins who has delivered thousands of parcels amid the pandemic.

This year while COVID-19 pandemic hit the world and brought it to the standstill, there are some people who made our lives a bit easier. The delivery drivers who have been working tirelessly to serve society and provide the essentials at the doorsteps have become saviours in these times.

The residents of Hallsley, Virginia, have expressed their gratitude to a UPS driver named Anthony Gaskins who has delivered thousands of parcels amid the pandemic. The residents wanted the delivery driver to know how grateful they were for his hard work.

According to reports, a resident Patty Friedman and her neighbours organised a mass thank you on December 15 where they stood in a queue ahead of Anthony's arrival and screamed his name. While some of them honked car horns, others rang bells and held posters with ‘Thank you’ written on them. Antony was then presented a gift by his supervisors.

One of his neighbours said that Anthony always delivers their packages with a wave and a smile. He added that sometimes Anthony was the only face they see outside during the day, and everyone appreciated his hard work and dedication during the pandemic. Antony delivered almost everything in these days of the Covid-19 pandemic from food and supplied to gifts in the holiday season.

Another neighbour is quoted as saying, "Anthony always smiles, waves, and goes above and beyond to deliver packages with care. He brightens our day, whenever he drops off a package, which is frequently at our house!"

In the photos, Anthony can be seen moved by this gesture of the neighbours and thanked everyone. He is overwhelmed at the appreciation by the community.

The video of this ‘thank you event’ has gone viral on Reddit and many users lauded the delivery driver for his effort.

In recent times, another UPS delivery driver has received a sweet surprise from a resident of Mississippi, US. The driver jumped in joy when he received a bucket of treats outside a home.

The video capturing the happiness of a delivery driver has been shared by a Facebook user named Steven James. He also shared a couple of pictures along with the video and thanked his wife for making the day of delivery driver happy and being kind to others. In the video, the driver can be seen doing dancing and saying thank you to the security camera.

The video has prompted several reactions with many people lauding both the woman as well as the driver for their efforts in these testing times.

first published:December 21, 2020, 20:52 IST