Presidential praise

Carmine McDaniel and Newport News, VA, Letter Carrier Henry Bailey share cold beverages recently.

President Obama has praised Carmine McDaniel, the Newport News, VA, boy who filled a cooler with water for his local letter carrier, Henry Bailey, during a recent heat wave.

In a Facebook post last week, Obama encouraged people to protect themselves and their neighbors during hot weather, citing Carmine as an example.

“This summer, small acts of kindness like Carmine’s can make a big difference,” Obama wrote.

Terra McDaniel, Carmine’s mother, was floored when she found out about the president’s commendation.

“I am completely speechless and brought to tears,” McDaniel wrote on her own Facebook page.

USPS advises employees to drink plenty of water and take other precautions during hot weather.