8-year-old boy leaves lovely surprise for his mailman in stifling heat

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Thank A Mailman Day

With the heat in parts of Virginia surpassing 100 degrees and humidity levels through the roof, delivering mail must be thirsty business.

Thankfully for a mailman in the city of Newport News, there's an 8-year-old who understands his pain.

Young Carmine McDaniel left out a cooler stuffed full of water and Gatorade on the porch of his house recently, with a note telling the mailman to dig in. "Have a good day :)" he added.

McDaniel explained his thinking to local reporters. "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," he said.

"Water and Gatorade. Thank you. Oh my God, yeah," the mailman says as he discovers the box, in a video sent in to a local station by McDaniel's proud mother.

The world could do with a few more Carmine McDaniels.

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