Rural Carrier Harley Hamlin was delivering a package to an older customer in Edina, MO, one day last August when he spotted the woman on the ground near a shed.
Hamlin rushed to her aid and learned that she’d been stranded for a while after falling.
The Postal Service employee helped the customer get back on her feet and into her house. She thanked him and assured him she would be fine without further assistance.
Hamlin later alerted the customer’s occasional caregivers to check up on her.
“On a day with temperatures pushing 100 degrees, Harley’s intervention averted a dire outcome,” said Edina Postmaster Teresa Hunolt.