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Beloved Postal Carrier Retires in Style

Floyd Martin delivered mail to the same neighborhood route in Marietta, Georgia, for nearly 35 years. He retired this week at the age of 61, mainly because of the summer heat. Wednesday was Martin's last of mail delivery, and people all along the route were there to greet him. Jennifer Brett accompanied Martin to document the event in photographs.

After delivering the mail, Martin was surprised by a covered dish block party that was attended by more than 300 people. Brett wondered whether Martin ever got anything to eat, since he spent his time getting hugs and having his photograph taken with his postal clients -and their dogs. A good time was had by all. A fundraising effort has already brought in more than four times its goal in order to send Martin to Hawaii for his dream vacation. You can read the entire feelgood story at Twitter or at Thread Reader.  -via Metafilter

(Image credit: Jennifer Brett)

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