The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week, we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
This week we feature yet another heroic UPS driver who saved a life just by being willing to go the extra mile.
Todd Holland, a UPS driver in North Carolina, delivered a package to an elderly customer on his Ashe County route. He noticed the package he had delivered a few days prior was still on the man’s porch and had a gut feeling that something was wrong.
Todd told WXII that, like many of the customers on his route, the gentleman often greets him at the door for a friendly chat. On that Friday, he hadn’t come to the door, so when the package Todd delivered was still there on Tuesday, he knew something was wrong.
He pounded on the door and called the man’s name. The door was unlocked, so Holland opened it and looked inside. The elderly man was lying on the floor – Holland found out later that he had been lying there for days.
He called 911 and stayed with the man until paramedics arrived to take him to the hospital. Todd has been caring for the man’s house and looking after his dog while he is hospitalized.
Holland is encouraging his fellow drivers to be mindful of their customers and listen to their gut. He says many times rural elderly customers may only see another person when a package is delivered – if something seems off, check it out.
It is a good reminder for everyone to look after their neighbors – sometimes God puts us in just the right moment to be able to help someone in need.
At the time of Channel 12’s report, the elderly man was still in the hospital in fair condition thanks to Todd Holland listening to his gut and taking quick action.
Listening to your gut and saving a life is Something Good. Now it’s your turn… Tell me Something Good!