US Postal Service worker Josh Crowell is brightening the days of 2020 graduates who were unable to walk across the stage due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Crowell, who began working for the post office in November 2019, has been leaving $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards in the mailboxes of recent graduates throughout his route near Concord, New Hampshire.
“$5 isn’t much, but it’s something so that the kids can get out of the house and go get a donut and an iced coffee,” Crowell told CNN.
Along with the gift card, Crowell has also been leaving a handwritten note, congratulating the 2020 graduates and signing it, “Your mailman Josh.” He said he’s delivered at least 25 gift cards thus far
.Crowell said he understands the seniors’ desire to graduate together in-person, given that he has two daughters, one of whom graduated high school in 2018.