The current global pandemic has caused many people to retreat into their homes and only emerge for necessary trips to the grocery store, but there’s no doubt about the fact that many people take this for granted. One newspaper deliveryman realized that he was incredibly lucky to be able to head to the grocery for his own provisions, and knew that he had to use this privilege to help those who couldn’t.
The Man In Question
Greg Dailey is a 50-year-old newspaper deliveryman from East Windsor, New Jersey. Its’ his job to deliver newspapers to around 450 elderly people who live in senior developments, and it has always made him happy to know that the older generation can all live around each other and socialize on a regular basis. However, the ongoing pandemic has stopped this from happening.
Throwing It Further
Although Greg has continued to work over the past few months, he was taken aback when an 88-year old customer asked him to throw the newspaper closer to her garage, so she didn’t have to stray too far away from her front door. He realized that if this woman didn’t want to leave her house to get a newspaper, how would she get essential supplies from the grocery store? This led him to think of the hundreds of elderly people who lived around her who were probably in the same position.
Asking For Help
So, Greg put a note in each of his newspapers to state that he would be happy to run to the store for anyone who needed it – completely free of charge. He was amazed by the response, and soon had requests from countless people around the senior developments. In the end, he had to utilize the help of his wife, three children, and his mother-in-law to make over 500 grocery store runs for them.
We need more people like Greg in this world.