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Erica Williams, Grimesland, NC

Grimesland, NC, Rural Carrier Associate Erica Williams

Rural Carrier Associate Erica Williams was delivering mail on a summer day in Grimesland, NC, when she spotted a toddler wandering alone near a busy highway.

Williams stopped to check on the little girl, who was wearing only a diaper, and gave her a bottle of water to help her cool down, since a heat advisory was in effect.

Unable to locate a caregiver, Williams alerted the local Postmaster and stayed with the child until emergency responders arrived.

The toddler’s mother was located about 45 minutes later, unaware that her daughter was missing.

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