Good Neighbors

YouTuber Shares Inspiring Act Of Kindness For Delivery Drivers

He's making sure those who are still out working during the pandemic get an unexpected reward.

As millions of people change up their routines to work from home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, others who don't have that option are still going out and doing their jobs every day.

That includes delivery drivers who, despite concerns about coming into contact with the virus while out in public, are showing up at people's doors and dropping off packages.

That's why kind folks like YouTube magician Evan Era are making sure the drivers are getting something in return for their hard work.

Era, who typically shares videos and tutorials of fun magic tricks you can do at home, posted a different type of video to his Facebook page.

The Tik Tok clip showed a sign Era had set up on his front porch that read, "Delivery Drivers: Take it if you need it! Thanks for your hard work!"

Era set up a stack of hard-to-find items on his front porch for delivery drivers to take if they needed them.Evan Era/Facebook

Another sign had a hand-drawn arrow that pointed to a pile of hand sanitizer bottles and multiple packs of toilet paper - items that have become increasingly hard to find at stores in recent weeks - that were stacked up below.

A hidden camera caught the moment a delivery driver pulled up to Era's house and carried a package to his front porch. The driver noticed the sign and reached down to grab a package of toilet paper.

The driver hesitated a little, like he wasn't sure if he should take the item with him. He knocked on the door and when Era answered, he asked if it was okay to take one of the packages from the porch.

"Yeah, absolutely," Era said. "That's for you."

The driver responded by saying, "Man, you're a lifesaver," and shared a story about how he had been to Wal-Mart, but didn't find any toilet paper.

He gestured toward the hand sanitizer and asked if he could take one of them. Era said yes, and the driver thanked him again and headed back to his truck.

Era's kindness meant a lot to the driver, who admitted he hasn't been able to find toilet paper at the store. Evan Era/Facebook

The exchange was short and sweet, but it was a touching reminder that people are willing to help each other during times of crisis.

Era later posted the video to his Facebook page with the caption, "Take care of the people who are taking care of you. Share this to help spread some positivity - and stay safe my friends!"

Nice job, Era! We hope the video inspires others to do similar acts of kindness for workers in their communities.

How can you start something good?

Inspired by Era's creative kindness? Why not follow his lead and do something kind for those in your community who are still working to serve the public every day?

Leave items on the porch for delivery drivers and postal workers to take, or make a sign to let them know you appreciate what they're doing.

There's no better time to #StartSomethingGood!

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