Even with the rise of the internet, mail service still remains as a vital component of our everyday lives.
It’s unimaginable how we would live without the letter carriers promptly delivering these mails.
Betty Carroll is among those civil servants who work as a postwoman, delivering mails to over 1,000 homes per day.
Even though she visits a lot of homes, Carroll amazingly is familiar with the majority of the homeowners, due to her outgoing nature.
One day, during her normal routine, Carroll noticed something strange.
In front of one of the houses that she goes to, a car was parked with its windows rolled halfway down, but no one was inside the car.
Plus, grass in the lawn was overgrown and looked like it wasn’t watered for days.
Carroll also noticed that few old mails were still in the mailbox.
Her instincts told her that something was going on with the homeowner. She knew this home belonged to an elderly woman named Ms. Lockaby, and she wanted to see if everything was ok.
When she walked closer to the building, Carroll realized that her guts were right.
Even though the TV was turned on at full volume, she heard something that sounded a lot like a moan.
So, Betty knocked on the front door to check if someone at the house would reply.
That’s when she heard the person in the house utter something.
Even though she couldn’t quite understand what the person inside the house said, Carroll knew she needed to get help.
So, she immediately called the police.
When the EMS and the Police arrived, they went into the house and found Ms. Lockaby lying on the floor.
It turned out that she had fallen a few days ago, and was stuck without external help.
Thanks to Carroll, Ms. Lockaby was quickly moved to a nearby hospital, and is in recovery.
When Ms. Lockaby was interviewed by the local news, she said, “I think we have a very thoughtful mail carrier. I’m so glad.”
What an incredible save by Carroll!
And this incident also helped Carroll in a strange way, too – apparently, she had been thinking about quitting her job and doing something else. However, after Carroll miraculously saved Ms. Lockaby, she says that she’s going to keep delivering mail.
When interviewed by the reporters, Carroll said,
“I kind of had my doubts about the job.. thinking everyday this can’t be my calling.
Maybe this is where I need to be now, for this moment – because I really believe God puts us where he wants us at the time.”
I’m glad she’s staying as a mail carrier!
If you want to hear what Carroll had to say about this incident, check out the video below –