Our FedEx delivery drivers get a lot of flack this time of year. They’re on strict holiday schedules with long hours of delivering packages. Sometimes the drivers even work without days off in order to deliver packages in time. However, one driver is showing he could take a few minutes to show a bit of patriotism in a viral video.
Caught on a Ring doorbell camera, a FedEx delivery driver stops in his tracks when he notices an American flag that has fallen down. The flag is draping over the homeowner’s bushes. When the FedEx driver takes notice, he also takes action.
In a video shared on Instagram by Fox News, the driver is seen walking over to the brush where the flag has fallen. He then grabs it a repositions it into the fixed holder near the roof of the home. The driver goes on his way, not realizing his act was captured by a Ring video camera.
“THE TOTAL PACKAGE: FedEx driver’s stirring act of patriotism captured on doorbell camera,” Fox News shares.
The homeowner was super impressed by the act after witnessing the footage.
“America brought us the American Dream. We got a house here. It’s been amazing. The fact that he came and put our flag up is great,” Matthews, North Carolina, homeowner Karla Cruz, an immigrant to the U.S. from Mexico, said in an interview with WJZY.
Additionally, FedEx also addresses the act of service in a statement.
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“FedEx Ground is proud of the many contributions our team members make to our communities every day. We commend the actions of this service provider employee, who went above and beyond by carefully and respectfully securing the flag on the homeowner’s behalf,” FedEx Ground told Fox News.
The act is even more special considering the stress delivery companies are under this holiday season as labor shortages are plaguing the nation.
At the end of September, more than sixty container ships were waiting off the coast of California to dock. Each ship contains tons of imported goods. As officials grapple with the situation, people are losing their patience.
“We are in the midst of an historic surge in cargo, and our terminal operators and other supply chain partners are giving their all to keep it all moving,” Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero said in a statement, according to The Daily Mail. “We welcome this pilot project by TTI as a first step toward extending gates to 24/7 operations, and we encourage our cargo owners and trucking partners to give this innovative program a try.”