Todd Holland is being hailed as a hero for listening to his instincts earlier this week – and he hopes his rescue story will inspire other delivery workers to do the same.
Holland works as a UPS delivery driver in Ashe County, North Carolina. As he was dropping off a package for one of his customers, he noticed that another package which he had delivered a few days previously was still outside the front door.
That’s when Holland said that he knew in his gut that something was wrong. He then began pounding on the door and yelling for an answer. When he tried to open the door and found that it was unlocked, he entered the house and found the homeowner lying on the floor.
Holland dialed 911 and waited with the man until paramedics arrived. Though he has not been able to speak with the homeowner since he was taken to the hospital, the compassionate delivery driver has been helping to look after the man’s dog and house while he is treated.
Holland now hopes that his story will inspire other delivery drivers to show the same amount of care and attention to their customers.
“I made it a point to tell the guys at work this morning, if you deliver to people – and a lot of people that we deliver to, especially in these rural areas, us, the FedEx man and the mail man might be the only people they see during the week,” Hollad told WXII. “I told them, if you realize and get a gut feeling that something is wrong, check it out. It probably is.”
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