Mail worker leaves toy van for man who loves to wave at traffic

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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One UK family has recounted the heartwarming moment a Royal Mail driver left a toy truck for a young man who loved to stand on a bridge over a highway and wave to cars as they drove by.

Alex Chesters, 27, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and loves to stand on a bridge over the M6 motorway, giving a friendly wave to drivers as they speed past. In fact, BBC News reported that Alex visited the bridge up to three times a week spreading his infectious positivity.

Alex's younger brother, Will, told the BBC: "If they beep the horn, flash the lights, any form of acknowledgment that they've seen him, he absolutely loves it."

One driver in particular, who works for Britain's Royal Mail, clearly enjoyed seeing Alex's bright smile while making his work deliveries, as he decided to leave Alex with a small token of appreciation - his very own Royal Mail truck.

On the box, the driver had written: "I drive for Royal Mail and see you and your lad regularly and thought he might like his own [vehicle]. Have a nice day."

When Alex brought the truck home to show his family, they were "all in tears," and took to Facebook to show their appreciation for the driver.

Their post read: "We sometimes take Alex to wave at the traffic on an M6 bridge, some wave back or beep their horns, he gets very excited, we went today and found this, amazing, we'd love to know who the kind and generous driver is from Royal Mail!"

So far, the Facebook post has garnered more than 90,000 likes and hundreds of lovely comments, with one user writing: "Really nice gesture from the person who left this for the lad. A really big thumbs up goes out to the driver."

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"How wonderful kindness goes a long way lorry driver sending you a big hug and kiss," someone else added.

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"Kudos to the dad who takes his kid to the bridge, kudos to the kid who obviously brings people joy by waving from the bridge, and kudos to the Royal Mail driver for his thoughtful gesture. Thank you. We needed this story," a third user chimed in.

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Alex's family has since managed to locate the driver on social media, sending him a message of thanks after his small act of kindness brightened their son's day.

A spokesperson for the Royal Mail told the BBC: "We were delighted by this heart-warming act of kindness by one of our colleagues."

"We are now in touch with Alex's family about arranging for him to visit a Royal Mail site and see some of our vehicles up close," they added.

Brb... just going to stock up on some more tissues...

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Mail worker leaves toy van for man who loves to wave at traffic

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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One UK family has recounted the heartwarming moment a Royal Mail driver left a toy truck for a young man who loved to stand on a bridge over a highway and wave to cars as they drove by.

Alex Chesters, 27, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and loves to stand on a bridge over the M6 motorway, giving a friendly wave to drivers as they speed past. In fact, BBC News reported that Alex visited the bridge up to three times a week spreading his infectious positivity.

Alex's younger brother, Will, told the BBC: "If they beep the horn, flash the lights, any form of acknowledgment that they've seen him, he absolutely loves it."

One driver in particular, who works for Britain's Royal Mail, clearly enjoyed seeing Alex's bright smile while making his work deliveries, as he decided to leave Alex with a small token of appreciation - his very own Royal Mail truck.

On the box, the driver had written: "I drive for Royal Mail and see you and your lad regularly and thought he might like his own [vehicle]. Have a nice day."

When Alex brought the truck home to show his family, they were "all in tears," and took to Facebook to show their appreciation for the driver.

Their post read: "We sometimes take Alex to wave at the traffic on an M6 bridge, some wave back or beep their horns, he gets very excited, we went today and found this, amazing, we'd love to know who the kind and generous driver is from Royal Mail!"

So far, the Facebook post has garnered more than 90,000 likes and hundreds of lovely comments, with one user writing: "Really nice gesture from the person who left this for the lad. A really big thumbs up goes out to the driver."

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Credit: Facebook.com

"How wonderful kindness goes a long way lorry driver sending you a big hug and kiss," someone else added.

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Credit: Facebook.com

"Kudos to the dad who takes his kid to the bridge, kudos to the kid who obviously brings people joy by waving from the bridge, and kudos to the Royal Mail driver for his thoughtful gesture. Thank you. We needed this story," a third user chimed in.

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Credit: Facebook.com

Alex's family has since managed to locate the driver on social media, sending him a message of thanks after his small act of kindness brightened their son's day.

A spokesperson for the Royal Mail told the BBC: "We were delighted by this heart-warming act of kindness by one of our colleagues."

"We are now in touch with Alex's family about arranging for him to visit a Royal Mail site and see some of our vehicles up close," they added.

Brb... just going to stock up on some more tissues...

Featured image credit: salarko / Alamy