There are no traffic signals in the town of Dauphin, which has a population of just around 800 people and is the type of hamlet where everyone knows one other. Chad Turns was the name that the locals recognized for their UPS man, despite the fact that he did not live in the neighborhood.
Chad has been working for UPS as a package delivery driver for more than ten years at this point. In addition to that, he is not your typical delivery driver.
Jenny Shickley, a local resident, said that everyone in their community was aware of how remarkable Chad is, and she was able to see personally how accurate this statement is.
When Chad had the impression that an unopened item was a present, he refrained from delivering it to her when her children were playing outside. Because he didn’t want to spoil the surprise for them, he merely passed their home in his car on the way past, and he didn’t return until after nightfall.
It’s not just a one-time thing when it comes to Chad going the extra mile for Jenny. He did it for a number of other folks in the community as well. Jenny said that there was once a person living in Dauphin who required a signature on a shipment.
Since Chad believed it to be significant, but they were not at home, he went to their parents’ house to get it signed on their behalf and brought it back. He is also well-known for offering dog biscuits to the animals he encounters along his walk.
Chad definitely goes above and beyond his responsibilities as a customer care representative.
And when the epidemic decimated the country, the citizens of the town responded in the same way that many others did throughout the country. They did not leave their house and instead placed their orders for necessary items over the internet.
This increase in online buying has led to a rise in the amount of work that delivery drivers like Chad have to do.
Jenny said that over the last year, he has been working between 60 and 80 hours each week. “He’s been working like it’s Christmas every day for the last 365 days.”
Jenny and the other people who lived in Dauphin shared the opinion that Chad should be honored for the charitable acts he had performed.
Jenny decided to show her appreciation to the well-liked UPS guy by hosting a “Thank You, Chad” event, which she coordinated via a neighborhood Facebook group. She was surprised by the amount of support the event received.
She laughed as she said, “The funny thing is that I wanted to put it up for $300, but it set to $500. Within the first two days, it reached $500, and by the end, the total had reached a little bit more than $1,000.
Adam Kerr, a shift supervisor at UPS, was instrumental in the successful execution of the surprise by providing assistance with the logistics. He scheduled Chad’s last stop to be an on-demand pickup at the municipal headquarters and made the necessary arrangements.
While driving there, Chad was under the impression he was going to pick up a standard package, however, what he saw when he arrived was a group of people carrying balloons and large placards with messages for him.
As Chad came up in his delivery vehicle, many people of the neighborhood wearing masks applauded and screamed “Thank you!” at him.
Cards, presents, and a check in the amount of $1,000 that had been raised for him by the community as a whole were given to him by the people. After then, he reached for his handkerchief in order to dab his eyes.
The UPS driver commented on the experience, saying that it “was extremely overwhelming.” “The concept that they even thought of me to do anything was genuinely astounding to me. ”