Dogs and mailmen don’t have a reputation for being the best of friends, but when it comes down to the individuals on the ground every day, that’s not always true.
Twitter user @amorningsting recently shared a status about how her father, a US postal worker, carried treats along his route and handed them out to the very good dogs he met along the way – including a big German shepherd named Gretchen. But one day, instead of the dog waiting at the door, the mailman found this note:
“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.”
His daughter shared it, and the internet can’t handle the feelings.
I want a new mailman, honestly.
And I wish I could have gotten a good boop from Gretchen, too.
It’s a happy-sad story. If you ask me, those are the very best kind.