Charlie Grimes, Portland, OR

Portland, OR, Letter Carrier Charlie Grimes was delivering mail recently when he saw a little girl wandering in a yard that he knew wasn’t hers. When he asked if she was OK, she burst into tears and clung to him. Grimes contacted authorities, who canvassed the neighborhood in search of her parents. The terrified child wouldn’t leave his side until police returned with her mother.

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