Letter Carrier Raymond Griffin was delivering parcels on a recent Sunday in Puyallup, WA, when he saw a customer in distress.
The man collapsed while taking a walk, and when Griffin got to him, he saw that he’d vomited and couldn’t breathe.
The postal employee rolled the customer on his side to clear his airway, asked a neighbor to call 911 and stayed on the scene until emergency responders arrived.
The man later contacted the local Postmaster to explain that blood clots were to blame for causing a pulmonary embolism.
Without Griffin’s assistance, “I could have died, and his calm, comforting demeanor helped bolster my spirits,” he wrote.
He added his “deep appreciation for him being there (and for Sunday postal delivery).”