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Mailman leaves handwritten notes, gift cards for 2020 grads on his route

Mailman leaves handwritten notes, gift cards for 2020 grads on his route
Posted at 8:59 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 11:59:59-04

CONCORD, N.H. – It's normal for United States postal workers to deliver cards, but a mail carrier in New Hampshire is going above and beyond.

Josh Crowell is giving 2020 graduates in Concord greeting cards from himself.

Crowell says his daughter graduated high school in 2018, so he knows commencement is an important rite of passage.

When he saw graduation signs along his route, the postman wanted to honor students who can't walk across a stage this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Crowell began leaving graduates cards with handwritten notes and Dunkin' Donuts gift cards.

He signs the cards, "Your mailman, Josh."

So far, Crowell told CNN that he has handed out at least 25 gift cards, but he keeps more cards with him in case he sees more graduation signs.

Crowell says he has received several notes from the seniors, thanking him for the thoughtful gifts. Many commended him for continuing to work during the COVID-19 crisis.