Everyday Heroes

Kindness Is The Cure! See The Sweet Moment Between A Girl And Her Local Delivery Driver

During the coronavirus pandemic they formed a special bond - learn what she did that made their friendship even more meaningful!

Being isolated from the outside world is no joke.

That's why, when my family was on lockdown during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, we came to know the mail man and delivery drivers in our area as our personal heroes.

Even though we couldn't physically get close to them when they stopped by to deliver our mail and packages, their presence was enough to bring us a little bit of hope from the outside world.

A girl in Manchester, England developed a friendship with a delivery driver in her neck of the woods during quarantine, and now they share a very special connection.

At least once a week during the lockdown, 8-year-old Tallulah Roberts would see her neighborhood's Hermes package driver, Tim Joseph. She wanted to thank him for always working so hard, especially during the pandemic when so many were struggling. So she drew him a picture of a rainbow, which he proudly hung in his van.

Tallulah and Tim Joseph, the local delivery driver, share a special connection. @mummybear1903

When Tallulah found out that Joseph was deaf, she wanted to communicate with him in a way that she knew would really reach him, so she taught herself some sign language.

During a heartwarming moment that Tallulah's 'proud mum' Amy Roberts captured on video, Tallulah signs 'Have a good day' after he dropped off a package.

In return, Joseph, who was grinning from ear-to-ear, teaches Tallulah the signs to say "Good morning, have a good day!"

Roberts later posted the video to Twitter, where it was shared thousands of times. "A friendship built in lockdown. In a world where you can be anything #BeKind," she wrote.

Joseph later told the BBC, "Tallulah realized I was deaf and then one day she surprised me when she signed to me, 'have a good day,' I think she must have learnt sign language at school."

He said the exchange "absolutely made my day."

Both Tallulah and Joseph have been overwhelmed by the messages of positivity and thanks they've received after the video was shared. Joseph even said he 'cried with joy' when he saw all of the encouraging messages about him and Tallulah online.


"I hope more people learn to sign and we bring more people together," he said.

There's no doubt that the past few months have been tough as we struggle to deal with the pandemic, however it's moments like these that remind us that we're all in this together - so we might as well be kind!

How can you start something good?

We can all #BeMoreTallulah and #BeMoreTim by spreading kindness in our communities every day.

The Newark Public Library offers free online classes to learn American Sign Language, or check out YouTube for hundreds of instructional videos, like these.

Let's #StartSomethingGood together!

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