Wholesome Content: Jackson Mailman Leaves Letters For 2020 Grads
Just in case you needed a little something today to make you say "awwww" here's a story about a sweet mailman in Jackson just trying to lift teens' spirits.
It is no secret this pandemic was definitely hard for a lot of people but one group we focused a lot on were the high school and college graduates.
The class of 2020 probably kicked off the new year back in January with such high hopes and bright eyes as they walked into what was supposed to be one of the best years of their lives...only to have that "sparkle" fade when schools were shut down, graduations were cancelled and life was put on hold.
According to WLNS, Jackson mailman, Joshua Davis decided he would write some words of encouragement for the graduates on his mail route.
Davis not only wanted to spread some positivity but also new from seeing his son go through exactly what these teens were going through as he graduated from Western High School this year.
My boyfriend's cousin Loren is also part of the Western High School class of 2020 and seeing how excited she was and passionate about finishing out senior year strong only to have it completely be up in the air definitely made me sad for her.
Though graduations everywhere were cancelled, Western High is doing their own drive-in style ceremony for students but it is definitely still a bummer they had to miss out on the other experiences that lead up to the caps and gowns.
Understanding just how hard that can be, Davis wanted to make sure their hard work and achievements were acknowledged.
“Let me assure you of this, your accomplishments have not gone unnoticed,” Davis wrote in one of the letters. “You are our future and I look forward to hearing about your future endeavors. Good luck and best wishes. Sincerely, your mailman Josh.”
While the class of 2020 may not have had the chance to spend their last days of high school with their friends, these teens in Jackson will always have a friend in their mailman.