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I wanted to give a huge thank-you to Kevin who works at the St. Anne’s depot of Canada Post.
In a moment of pure exhaustion, I addressed the Christmas parcel to my in-laws incorrectly, putting 44 instead of 22 for the building address. Inside were all the gifts for our nieces and nephews as well as my mother- and father-in-law. A lot of thought and time had gone into choosing just the right present, and I was thrilled with the results.
That morning, I dropped the parcel at a post office inside a store and was so happy to know everything was safely on its way. I was back home when I suddenly had a bad feeling, checked the address and realized my terrible mistake.
I called the post office inside the store only to find there had already been a pick up. Now the package was amongst a ton of others at the St. Anne’s depot. I raced to the depot hoping to catch it and walked in trying to collect myself enough to explain the mistake.
That’s when I met Kevin.
He could see I was very distressed, and he was so kind as he took down all the details and told me he would do his very best to find the package. He was so sincere and left me feeling that if he couldn’t find it, it wouldn’t be for lack of trying.
He called me four hours later to say he had found the package, re-addressed it and sent it on its way.
He kept saying, "There’s no need to thank me. I just did my job."
But I think we can all see the difference between someone who tries their best every day and someone who just does their job.
Kevin, a sincere thank-you for doing so much more than your job. You really do make the world a better place.
— Aileen House