Floyd Martin delivered mail to the same neighborhood route in Marietta, Georgia, for nearly 35 years. He retired this week at the age of 61, mainly because of the summer heat. Wednesday was Martin’s last of mail delivery, and people all along the route were there to greet him. Jennifer Brett accompanied Martin to document the event in photographs.
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Floyd is the youngest of 4. It was his mom’s idea for him to join the USPS. He’s sad she’s not here to see this send-off. Joyce Hardin’s mother is on Floyd’s route and said he totes her newspaper to the porch. “Thank you for taking care of mama, after daddy passed,” she said. pic.twitter.com/8hdnKf22Xt
— Jennifer Brett (@Jennifer__Brett) May 22, 2019
After delivering the mail, Martin was surprised by a covered dish block party that was attended by more than 300 people. Brett wondered whether Martin ever got anything to eat, since he spent his time getting hugs and having his photograph taken with his postal clients -and their dogs. A good time was had by all. A fundraising effort has already brought in more than four times its goal in order to send Martin to Hawaii for his dream vacation. You can read the entire feelgood story at Twitter or at Thread Reader. -via Metafilter
(Image credit: Jennifer Brett)