City Carrier Assistant Dominique Brooks was delivering mail one day last December when she came upon a barefoot 4-year-old boy wandering alone, clad only in pajamas.
Brooks immediately called 911 and her supervisor, then sheltered the child in her postal vehicle until emergency responders arrived.
A neighbor told police that the lad, who had signs of frostbite on his hands and feet, had been outside for over an hour.
His parents were eventually located.
“They were so grateful that Dominique found and cared for their son, who had slipped out the door while everyone was sleeping,” said local Customer Services Supervisor Bryanna Owen.