A considerate delivery worker took a selfless step further in his regular duties. He sanitized a family’s package after seeing a warning note on their door that a child who lives there has an autoimmune disorder.
The 11-year-old Emma, from Boca Raton, Florida, is suffering from Type 1 diabetes, as Mail Online reports. Her loving mother, Carrie Blasi, 49, posted a warning sign on their front door, pointing out her little girl’s condition. Due to this disease, Emma’s health is at a higher risk of life-threatening complications if she gets infected with the coronavirus.
Justin Bradshaw, a 28-year-old FedEx driver, was delivering a package to Blasi’s home when he noticed the sign on the door.
Instead of just delivering their package and moving on with his work schedule, the thoughtful worker took the time to sanitize the box before leaving it. Moreover, he attached a kind note, assuring the family that their package was disinfected.
The mask is fitted, the gloves are on, and the sanitizer is in the bag 🙌🏾 Your package is out for delivery 🚚 📦 #StayAtHome #belikeJustin #imoutsideforyou #COVID19 #pray pic.twitter.com/vJgqis5f6S
— Justin bradshaw (@justinb77555105) April 13, 2020
This genuine act of kindness was captured on the family’s security camera. In the video, Bradshaw can be seen doing a double-check when he notices the warning sign.
The note Carrie wrote reads:
“STOP — Someone in this house has an autoimmune disorder. Those who are immunocompromised are more likely to contract coronavirus (COVID-19) and experience life-threatening complications. Due to the widespread outbreak of this virus we are using an abundance of caution through practicing self-isolation and social distancing. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Please leave packages/deliveries on the doorstep.”
After reading the worried mother’s message, the delivery man walks back to his truck, takes a towel and a sanitizer, and carefully cleans up the package.
The note Justin left says:
“I sanitized [your] box once I’ve seen the note on [your] door. Stay safe.”
According to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the coronavirus can live up to 24 hours on cardboard surfaces.
Emma’s mother was deeply touched by Bradshaw’s gesture. She shared photos of the driver’s note on the package and the warning sign on her door on Twitter.
We have a sign on our door for packages/mail as our 11 year old daughter is a Type 1 Diabetic
Our Federal Express delivery guy wrote this on our box “I sanitized your box once I’ve seen the note on your door” – and you can tell that he used sanitizer wipes on the box.
— Carrie blasi (@Cure4emma) April 6, 2020
“We have a sign on our door for packages/mail as our 11-year-old daughter is a Type 1 Diabetic Our Federal Express delivery guy wrote this on our box “I sanitized your box once I’ve seen the note on your door” – and you can tell that he used sanitizer wipes on the box. Amazing!!”
The considerate delivery man shares with Yahoo Lifestyle that he’s familiar with the precautions because he understands what it’s like to have a vulnerable child. Justin has a one-year-old daughter named Nova, who was born at 28 weeks, weighing just 1 pound, 11 ounces.
“I keep gloves, wipes, and masks in my truck and an extra set of clothing to change into before going inside my house after work. When I come home, I take a 15-minute shower before greeting my family.”
The incredibly thankful mother was able to connect with the kind delivery driver online. Carrie expressed her gratitude by sharing the Twitter hashtag #BeLikeJustin.
Last week, Carrie and Justin met via video call, and Emma, the young girl with Type 1 diabetes, had the opportunity to thank the driver for his benevolent gesture. The footage was shared by WPTV.
Boca Raton family meets FedEx driver who sanitized delivery box. @MirandaWPTV reports >> https://t.co/ZVaD17bfh4 pic.twitter.com/FIdOyc8iEm
— WPTV (@WPTV) April 9, 2020
Blasi told Bradshaw how grateful she was for his thoughtfulness, while Emma added:
“I really appreciate what you did for us.”
Justin was in the company of his wife Yasmin, and their baby daughter Nova. He said that sanitizing the package for Carrie’s family was just a small way for him to help amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“The first thing I thought about was Nova, cause she was a micro-preemie. She’s very high risk. I saw the sign and I just knew…
I feel like we should all do something to better the situation right now.”