An 11-Year-Old Girl Writes To Thank Her Mailman. Postal Workers Write Back

You probably haven't given a single thought about your mailman amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, but an 11-year-old Sioux Falls, South Dakota girl did.

"You may know me as the person that lives here that writes a lot of letters and decorated the envelopes too," Emerson wrote in a letter to her mailman Doug. "Well, I wanted to thank you for taking my letters and delivering them. You are very important in my life. I make people happy with my letters, but you do too."

Her letter was shared in a USPS internal newsletter - prompting postmasters all over the country to write back. She received them in a special package.

"The letters that Em got... really were extremely personal, they were vulnerable and they reflected this sense of being seen, maybe for the first time in a long time," her dad, Huge Weber told NPR. 

Mail workers "are doing stuff right now that we wouldn't want to do right now," Emerson says. Even while millions are staying at home, "they're still going to work seven days a week. And I just think we should be really thankful for them."

Her father shared the story on social media and has gone viral for her kind heart.

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