I want to share a heartwarming story from the post office last week.
We were mailing our care packages to the troops from our "Trick or Treat for the Troops" holiday care package drive, and we met three lovely people who made our day.
First, our postal worker was trying to help us decide if we wanted to ship our packages priority or not. It was going to cost substantially more to go priority because most of the boxes were between 40 and 50 pounds. We were pretty sure they would arrive by Christmas, since we were mailing them before Christmas, but we had technically missed the guaranteed shipping date.
A very generous man in line spoke up and donated money toward the postage, provided that we ship the boxes Priority Mail. He said he was a Vietnam Veteran and wished that he had received care packages like ours while he was over there. He covered the full difference that it would cost to ship them Priority Air vs. Nonpriority Surface.
So our packages - all 17 of them - went Priority Mail.
It's the little things like that - the generous support of a stranger, met randomly in the Post Office - that really make me smile and have faith in humanity.
I heard on Tuesday, when I got a phone message from Nick Vandekar, that his son Jeremy has already received our boxes and that the guys were really excited. We're certainly glad we could brighten their day!
Maura Gebhardt, ABR
The Gebhardt Group
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
10220 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097