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‘Patriotic postman’

Employee’s quiet salute goes viral

Pensacola, FL, Letter Carrier Glenn Corbett

A Florida employee’s spontaneous act of respect is warming hearts online.

Pensacola Letter Carrier Glenn Corbett was driving a postal vehicle recently when he encountered a funeral procession for a World War II veteran.

Corbett parked the vehicle, stepped out and removed his hat. With rain pouring, he stood reverently as the motorcade passed.

The veteran’s daughter, Carole Chase-Draughan, noticed Corbett as she drove by and snapped a picture of him.

Chase-Draughan posted the image on Facebook and commented, “This is what respect looks like. Whoever this wonderfully patriotic postman is, I would love to just thank him.”

Facebook users have shared the image more than 30,000 times. Chase-Draughan recently learned Corbett’s name and updated her post with a new comment, the Weather Channel reported this week.

“Thank you, Glenn Corbett, from the bottom of my heart. The respect you displayed at my daddy’s funeral procession truly touched my heart,” Chase-Draughan wrote.

Corbett said he always stops for funeral processions.

“I believe it is the respectful thing to do because I am in a uniform representing the U.S. Postal Service and its employees,” he said.

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