Delivering Dunks for 2020 grads
N.H. postal worker surprises seniors
I’m going to alter the U.S. Postal Service creed a bit: Neither now nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night (nor the coronavirus) stays this courier from swift completion of his appointed rounds. Or from delivering a little happiness during unusual times.
Josh Crowell, a postal worker who works a route that includes parts of Concord, Bow and Loudon started seeing the “2020 grad” signs on lawns throughout the area, and was struck by an idea.
The plan: to deliver a little joy to high school seniors missing out on the traditional celebrations this year.
Along with the mail, Crowell has been leaving Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards for graduates.
US Postal Service worker Josh Crowell lifts the spirits of 2020 grads in New Hampshire by leaving them $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards and hand-written notes of encouragement.https://t.co/jnNtUxGzIR
— CNN (@CNN) May 17, 2020
Crowell, a father of two, tells CNN that he knows how meaningful it is for seniors to graduate alongside their classmates.
“$5 isn’t much, but it’s something so that the kids can get out of the house and go get a donut and an iced coffee,” Crowell, 39, told CNN. He also leaves a hand-written note with the gift card, he said, congratulating the 2020 graduate, signing off the note as “your mailman Josh.”
He’s delivered more than 25 cards so far, and uses his own money to purchase. He also may not be done with the welcome surprises.
“I’m not very well-off myself, but I look at it as, if I put a smile on somebody’s face, then I will do it.”