A postal worker’s act of kindness for a woman’s teenage son doing basic training in the North Dakota Army National Guard has left her in floods of tears.
Lisa Gafkjen’s son, Tayder, 19, has been away from them for a while now, and obviously, the family has been missing him and waiting for his letters. But what shocked them recently was an act of kindness by a window clerk at a post office who went beyond to make sure their son’s letters reached them.
Lisa shared a photo of an envelope full of letters Tayder sent her that were covered in writing. She recognized her son’s handwriting and then she saw someone else’s as well. “I read his part first and it said he hadn’t gone to the store yet when I talked to him last,” she said.
When she started reading it, the words, “Pd. by window clerk” with an arrow pointing to “Thank you for protecting my freedom,” really touched her heart. She said that the postal worker had seen that Tayder had run out of stamps and hadn’t been the store, so that moved the worker to buy the postage stamps for $3.67 from out-of-pocket so that his letters could reach home.
“It was pretty emotional,” Lisa blurted out on realizing how those letters came home. “I was fighting back the tears, the postal worker paid his postage. It was really special.”
Lisa wants to meet the postal worker face-to-face one day and thank the person for such a heartwarming kind act to her son and her family.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10.