If you ask any mail carrier they’ll tell you that dogs love to interact with them while on their routes. Mailmen mainly work on a fixed schedule and for many dogs who are home alone, interacting with a person–even if it’s for just a few seconds–is the highlight of their day until their owner(s) get home.
But the dogs that are lucky enough to be on this very kind mail carrier’s route, have it really good.
A few days ago, Twitter user @amorningsting disclosed that her Postman dad, Fernando, regularly gives special treats to the dogs on his route. Because of his kindness, the woman’s Dad is beloved by both dogs and their owners.
@amorningsting decided to tell Twitter about her Dad’s kindness on this specific day because he received a heart-wrenching note from one of the dog’s owners that he regularly gave treats
Gretchen’s owners left a note and a bag of doggie treats for Fernando. In the letter, they thanked him for his kindness and asked him to share the treats Gretchen never got to eat with the other dogs on his route.
Gretchen passed away yesterday. She asked me to ask you if you would share her treats that she never got to finish with the other dogs on your route. She always enjoyed seeing you come to the door and was always happy to get a snack from you. Thank you, The Cimino Family.”
After sharing the touching letter on Twitter, it was retweeted over 180,000 times and liked over 866,000 times.
My wife and I were told about Gretchen’s letter to Fernando being on Twitter. I can’t begin to tell y’all how much it has meant to us seeing how much love and support y’all have shown our girl. She was the absolute best. This is a short video of her seeing her mailman. pic.twitter.com/uK9Y2BtKtO— DeCuervo (@DeCuervo2) April 4, 2019
The treats she couldn’t finish hurt my heart so hard 😭— eyelean (@amorningsting) April 1, 2019
This really hurt my heart bc I have a big German Shepard teddy bear named Nala she’s the light of my life. pic.twitter.com/XwIm8m5Y5r— J (@_jordanburges) April 2, 2019
My family dog, Bob passed away last week and this hurt my heart so much. pic.twitter.com/bjBVnXYeVQ— Jesse.bo.besse (@BodyByCheetos) April 2, 2019
MY HEART DUDE 😭— jesse (@jessephernelia) April 1, 2019
What an incredibly sweet story. I hope your dad can maybe print out a screenshot of your post and leave it with the parents of Gretchen to let them know how touched everyone has been about her story and how she is now famous. I’m sure it would mean so much to them! 🐶🐾— I Heart Taylor Swift Dot Com (@IHeartTSDotCom) April 2, 2019