It’s always awesome when you find someone who truly takes pride in their work. It’s especially amazing when they always have a smile for you or fight to have a happy day or inject enthusiasm into a situation no matter what.
Floyd Martin is a person just like that.
So Jennifer Brett decided to ride along with him and document his finale route.
But to also let everyone on the internet know what a truly special man he is.
Floyd would hand deliver the mail and strike up conversations with everyone in the neighborhood. Jennifer snapped photos of all the heartfelt interactions he had with the people he’s delivered to over the past few years.
Mostly because of all the amazing relationships he built with the people on his route over the years.
One little girl dressed up as “Mr. Floyd” on career day. She wanted to grow up and be him, that’s how infectious his great personality is.
The mail truck gets too hot for him in the summer time, and he decided that this was the last route he’d ever make.
He feed the cats and dogs, handing treats to all of them. Whenever they’d see Mr. Floyd come by, they’d all happily run over to him.
He regrets that she’s not able to see his last day, but he clearly hasn’t let that get him down, or stop him from being amicable to everyone on his route.
Everyone had something amazing to say about Floyd Martin.
He’d like to go to Hawaii, and he plans on doing a ton of smiling.
He loves attending local events and had this to say of the people he’s developed relationships with over all this time: “Ya’ll are my life.”
They were all decked out and offered words of gratitude and encouragement for the longtime mailman.
But that wasn’t the only surprise the neighborhood had for him.
Over 300 people attended, and everyone brought food and refreshments to the event.
Here’s a short clip of Floyd next to one of the mailboxes decorated in his honor. He could have taken an easier job at the post office over the years but didn’t. “I could have left them a long time ago but I wouldn’t, because I love them.” pic.twitter.com/SOaIf3wBYr
He said that even though he could’ve ended his job with the USPS a while ago, he didn’t because he couldn’t stand to leave his community.
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