Everyone has been affected in some way by the ᴄᴏᴠɪᴅ-𝟷𝟿 ᴘᴀɴᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ. And as we hope those tough times are behind us, we can never forget how devastating the past couple of years have been for most of us. Many people lost their jobs and ended up on the streets as a result of the forced closure of numerous businesses.
Additionally, the residents of Virginia Township owe a debt of gratitude to the UPS driver who consistently ensured that their deliveries were made during the pandemic, despite our collective praise of the medical professionals for their effective efforts in the fight against the virus. if they stayed at home and protected themselves, things at the appropriate time.
The USPS, FedEx, and UPS workers helped keep America’s economy alive, although not many spoke about their hard work and sacrifice during the tough times for the humanity.
UPS driver Anthony Gaskin was on a routine route when he saw something strange. The road was lined with several cars. Until he saw the two children holding signs that said “Hallsley Loves You Anthony” he didn’t know what was going on. Antony understood that they did all this just for him, while the rest of the crowd waved and cheered.
These people felt that Anthony deserved to be recognized for everything he had done for them during the pandemic.
“Even though his truck does not have sirens and his uniform does not offer added fire protection, Anthony Gaskins is considered a hero in the Hallsley neighborhood,” Patty Friedman later wrote in an email to WTVR. “Through COVID, Anthony has continued working, delivering packages at our doors, record numbers of them, over 180 times to date.
“I wanted to thank him personally for how much he helped me feel welcome when I moved in during a pandemic,” she added. “It was terribly lonely, and he was always the highlight of my day.”
Needles to say, Anthony was obviously moved to tears and grateful for the expression of appreciation.
“Arriving on bikes, on foot, and in more than 75 cars, hundreds of Hallsley residents lined the road and waited for Anthony to turn the corner,” Patty told WTVR. “A humble man, he needed to be coaxed, but eventually, slowly drove his truck down the road while children and adults held up signs, screamed his name, honked their horns, and rang bells. Gaskins’ supervisors even showed up to present him with a gift.”
In light of everything Anthony and his colleagues do for their communities, we believe this was a well-deserved gesture.
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