A Florida FedEx delivery driver went above and beyond for an 11-year-old girl who suffers from an autoimmune disorder.
This month on Twitter, the girl’s mom, Carrie Blasi, told the heartwarming story while noting that her daughter is a Type 1 diabetic.
To protect the young girl from contact, Blasi has a sign on her door urging delivery carriers to “please leave packages/deliveries on the doorstep.”
“Someone in this house has an autoimmune disorder,” the message read, adding, “Those who are immunocompromised are more likely to contract coronavirus (COVID-19) and experience life-threatening complications.”
According to security camera footage later posted to Blasi’s YouTube page, the kindhearted employee arrives to the family’s Boca Raton residence with their package and spots the sign. He then returns with paper towels and disinfectant, and proceeds to wipe down the box.
After doing the good deed, the man wrote a note on the package that read, “I sanitized [your] box once I’ve seen the note on door. Stay safe.”
“… and you can tell that he used sanitizer wipes on the box. Amazing!!” Blasi added on Twitter.
We have a sign on our door for packages/mail as our 11 year old daughter is a Type 1 Diabetic— Carrie blasi (@Cure4emma) April 6, 2020
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.
On Monday, Blasi told People that she and her family were able to connect with the compassionate driver, who she calls “such a good-natured man.”
“One of the FedEx delivery guy’s friends found me on Facebook, and we were able to connect with them via video conference,” she explained to the publication.
Blasi said the man is empathetic to her daughter’s health struggles, as his own daughter is also vulnerable to illness.
“She was born premature — [and] fit in his hand!” she said.
As to why she shared the sweet moment, Blasi explained, “I wanted to encourage others to be kind and helpful, especially during this time.”