A Fed-Ex driver has earned praise for making an unscheduled stop to fold a homeowner’s American flag that had broken loose and fallen to the ground.
Ferndale, Maryland, homeowner Gail Cook posted the video of the driver to her Facebook, showing Mike King amazingly doing his civic duty.
The video shows King’s Fed-Ex truck coming to a halt outside Cook’s home. But instead of making a delivery, King jumps out of his truck and runs up toward the Cook house.
King approaches the family’s fallen flag, scoops it up and folds it respectfully. Then places it on the porch before jumping back into his truck and driving off.
According to Fox 13:
A photo taken by the homeowner shows the flags folded neatly in a box on the porch. “He not only picked up the flag but folded it properly and put it away safely on our porch,” Cook wrote. “Thanks FedEx! I hope he gets the recognition he deserves, I can’t thank him enough!” Cook continued.
King commented in the post that he couldn’t just drive by and do nothing. “It’s the Marine way,” wrote King, who is a Marine veteran.
A photo posted by the homeowner shows the flag neatly folded.
On her Facebook page, Cook wrote glowingly of the Fed-Ex man’s actions:
Today our flag pole broke with the high winds. The FedEx driver saw this when he was driving by and stopped. He not only picked up the flag but folded it properly and put it away safely on our porch. Thanks FedEx!!! I hope he gets the recognition he deserves, I can’t thank him enough!
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