Rural Carrier Tracey Johnson was recently delivering mail in a Ridgeland, MS, neighborhood when she spotted a little boy by himself alongside a street.
He started crying when she stopped and asked him where his mother was.
Johnson picked up the boy to comfort him while she called 911 and the local Post Office, and she asked him how old he was.
He held up three fingers.
Johnson thought she recognized the boy from another street, so she located a piece of mail for the house she had in mind and asked him if the addressee was his father.
Based on Johnson’s tip, police officers were soon able to reunite the boy with his family.
The lost lad’s big sister later gave Johnson a carefully handwritten letter: “Dear Mail Lady, thank you for finding Carter, also thank you for the service.”