8-year-old's effort to keep mailman hydrated goes viral

13News Now Kristina Zverjako has the story

NEPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- An eight year old boy’s effort to keep his mailman hydrated goes viral after 13News Now shares his story.

"I just thought because it was really hot outside and I didn't want him to maybe pass out or anything, because they are really important so people can pay their bills and stuff like that and I didn't want him to pass out pretty much," said Carmine McDaniel.

McDaniel has kept a cooler that’s stocked with Gatorade and water outside on his porch. On the cooler he put a note that says “mailman, water and Gatorade in cooler, have a good day J “

One week after the 13News Now story about McDaniels, the kind gesture has taken the country by storm. Even President Barack Obama shared it!

13News Now reporter Kristina Zverjako asked Carmine about his reaction to seeing the post.

“Um, I freaked out, I almost started crying, that’s a really big thing for a kid like me,” said Carmine.

Carmine says despite the national attention, he is not stopping his work to keep his mailman hydrated.

“I just filled the cooler up again today,” he said.


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