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This carrier found a 3-year-old wandering in the cold

Man wearing a postal hoodie stands in front of mail cubby
Salem, MA, Letter Carrier David Moulton

Letter Carrier David Moulton was delivering mail recently in Salem, MA, when he spotted a 3-year-old boy roaming a busy street alone.

It was a frigid day and the child had wandered away from a day care facility, wearing very little clothing.

Moulton wrapped his jacket around the toddler, called 911 and kept him safe until emergency responders arrived.

The boy was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was evaluated for injuries. He was reunited with his parents afterward.

“The child was okay, and David saved the day,” said local Customer Services Supervisor Christopher Conant. “The parents were beyond grateful.”

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