Coronavirus Coverage

KINGS PARK, NEW YORK - APRIL 15: US Postal Service worker Lou Martini goes about his daily delivery route during the coronavirus pandemic on April 15, 2020 in Kings Park, New York. Martini, who has been a postal worker for over 30 years, takes as much caution as he can while delivering the mail during the COVID-19 outbreak. A mask, gloves, hand sanitizer and the spraying down of some packages are a few of the precautions Martini incorporates into his daily routine as one of the nation's 'essential workers'. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Just like all of us, 11-year-old Emerson Weber, is sheltering it place during the coronavirus pandemic. We all know it makes it difficult to connect with people they way we typically do. So, the fifth-grader decided to use her free time to write some more letters. Emerson already wrote an average of 5-10 letters per week. She dropped an extra note to her own mailman. The note read “The reason you are very important in my life is because I don’t have a phone so how else am I supposed to stay in touch with my friends? You make it possible!”

The next day she received a package with two notes and stamps inside, one from her mailman and the other from his supervisor. They wanted to share how touched they were by her message. Eventually, Emerson’s note landed in the corporate newsletter of the USPS. Letters started pouring in from postal workers from across the country. Emerson is now writing up to 25 letters each week to respond to her new postal worker pen pals.

Thank you to all of our postal workers who are working hard during this time!