Video shows FedEx driver sanitizing package after learning 11-year-old girl in the house has autoimmune disorder
Security footage captured the kind gesture of the FedEx driver who took the trouble to clean the parcel after learning the child in the home had an autoimmune disorder
A delivery man proved that there is a lot of good in the world and went above and beyond the call of duty. A doorbell camera captured the man sanitizing a family's package after seeing a sign on their door which explained that a child living in the house has an autoimmune disorder.
Carrie Blasi, a 49-year-old mom who hails from Boca Raton, Florida, had placed the sign to protect her daughter Emma who has Type 1 diabetes.
Due to the condition, Emma is at a much higher risk of life-threatening complications should she contract something as deadly as the coronavirus. Justin Bradshaw, the 28-year-old FedEx driver, was delivering a parcel to the family when he noticed the note.
Instead of just placing the parcel and leaving, he took the time to clean it and sanitize the box. He also wrote a message to the family assuring them that the parcel had been sanitized. According to security footage, Bradshaw is seen doing a double-take when he walks up to the door and sees the warning sign.
The sign read, "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," the sign continued.
After reading the message, Bradshaw is seen walking to his delivery truck and getting a paper towel and sanitizer, just so he can make sure that the parcel has been safely sanitized. On the box, he had written, "I sanitized [your] box once I've seen the note on [your] door."
"Stay safe," he added and drew a smiley face. Blasi was very touched by Bradshaw's gesture and took to Twitter to express her sentiments. In her post, she explained, "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!!" she added.
While speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle, Bradshaw shared that he understands why the family would be taking extra precautions and knows what it is like to have a high-risk child. He added that his own daughter Nova had been born at 28 weeks and weighed just 1 pound and 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," he revealed.
Blasi and Bradshaw were able to connect online where Blasi expressed how she was very touched by the gesture. She also showed her gratitude for him and started the hashtag #BeLikeJustin. The two also met via video chat.
According to footage shared by WPTV, Blasi told him, "From my family's heart, we just thank you so much." Emma added, "I really appreciate what you did for us."