Letter Carrier Dottie Wickham was delivering mail on a snowy day in Zanesville, OH, this year when she spotted a 2-year-old boy in distress outside a residence.
The toddler — who was wearing only a T-shirt, shorts and shoes — cried out to Wickham as she reached the front porch.
She immediately took off her jacket, wrapped it around the shivering boy and knocked on the locked door but got no response.
Wickham alerted her supervisor, who called 911, and remained on the scene until emergency responders arrived.
They located the boy’s aunt, who had fallen asleep inside while babysitting, and thanked Wickham for keeping him out of harm’s way.