Rural Carrier Bradley Cook was recently delivering mail in an Edmond, OK, neighborhood when he encountered a family in distress: Paul and Olivia Makanya were scrambling to save the life of their 2-year-old son, Prince, who had fallen into their swimming pool and wasn’t breathing.
Cook immediately called 911 and helped Paul perform CPR on Prince until he was revived.
The Postal Service employee then conveyed the dispatcher’s instructions to get Prince out of his wet clothes and wrap him in blankets and towels to warm him up.
Emergency responders soon arrived and took the boy to a hospital.
Prince recovered, and Olivia later mailed a letter to the local Post Office.
“Thank you, Mr. Cook, for all you did for my family,” she wrote. “We will be forever grateful!”