Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (WMBB) – A young FedEx fan’s dream has come true again.
Brittany Leis said her son, Sawyer, was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism when he was two years old.
He also likes the FedEx parcel delivery service.
Two weeks ago, 13 news reported that Sawyer received a package full of FedEx-themed goodies from their local delivery guy, Justin.
FedEx took this kind gesture a step further on Wednesday. Justin and his team stopped by the Leis with another big surprise.
Sawyer got a chance to see the delivery truck up close.
“While [Sawyer] was sitting in the driver’s seat looking over the steering wheel on the hood of the truck at that logo he adores, ”said Leis. “He even wanted to get on the truck to see it better. “
Pickup and Delivery Manager Steve Lankford and other officials at the local FedEx station brought Sawyer other FedEx-themed gifts.
“We went through there and picked what we could of that, and got what we could from the station and brought it here for him,” Lankford said.
They brought toy delivery trucks, a FedEx uniform, and Sawyer’s favorite: Following highlighters.
“There were two little outfits: the FedEx pajamas and the FedEx driver’s uniform, which he surely can’t wait to wear,” Leis said. “He loves soft clothes, so I know [the pajamas] are probably going to be her favorite outfit.
Leis said Sawyer’s reaction to the surprise was unlike anything she had ever seen.
“They work with him in therapy to tell us how he feels because he’s having a hard time explaining this… And so I asked him how he was feeling and he said, ‘I’m happy,’ Leis said. . “Alone, [Sawyer] started saying, “I love you, I love you,” which we don’t hear that often… I don’t know if I’ve heard him say it to himself before, so that was kind of cool.
Lankford said he was thrilled to meet FedEx’s biggest fan.
“It’s always good to reach out to the community, especially when it comes to little ones like Sawyer,” he said. “I’m just glad we were able to come here and help brighten up her day.”
After experiencing the act of kindness of complete strangers, Leis has a message:
“Take a minute to be nice, even if it’s smiling at someone in a grocery store, or just going one step further to hold a door open for someone,” she said. “Anything you can do to show kindness.” “
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