Our Silent Heroes: The Postmen

WRITTEN BY AFZAL MUHAMMAD

Superheroes don’t often wear capes. As we move towards a more digitalized world where ‘on-demand’ is the phrase of the era, ironically, many of us would miss the feeling of tangible connection. Nothing is more sincere than a handwritten letter from a loved one, and such items can only be delivered by men and women on bikes. E-mails rarely do genuineness justice. In their baskets, these people bring not just papers but also deliver feelings and emotions as well (and bills, of course)

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The Hidden Good, a social enterprise in Singapore, set out to make a difference and had a surprise in store for a postman in Teban Gardens. One volunteer, Faith, swooped in, acting as a damsel in distress. She told him about a mysterious parcel she found on the floor. Little did he know about the surprise that was about to be uncovered.

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Upon receiving his gift, a horde of Hoodies swarmed in. SURPRISE! The shock on his face was evident, and it slowly etched into a smile. He received little tokens from the THG team, little things that would hopefully get him through his rougher days a little easier.

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His words were moving, telling us more about his day, the minor bumps he faces day to day. As he valiantly remarked, “Let the postman be wet, but not the letters.” Goosebumps.

Your efforts are not unseen, dear postmen and postwomen. It is a job that often goes unnoticed with the fast-paced society we are in. Thank you for everything that you do.
Anyone else you feel that you haven’t shown enough appreciation to? Go do it, a simple word of appreciation and gratitude goes really far. In that instance, you too are a deliverer, of kindness.

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