Home alone

Rural Carrier Douglas Branham was recently delivering mail in Dry Branch, GA, when he spotted a 5-year-old boy alone on a roadside.

Branham stopped to check on the boy, who said he’d been dropped off there by his father.

The Postal Service employee called 911 and stayed on the scene until emergency responders arrived.

It was determined that the boy’s father had left him at the home of maternal grandparents who were vacationing out of state at the time.

Authorities notified the boy’s mother to pick him up, and his father faces abandonment charges.

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