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Mailman Morphs into Superhero, Rescues Tiny Tot from Traffic Terror



Quick Smiles:

  • A Massachusetts mailman swapped his regular delivery route for a rescue mission when he spotted a wandering toddler.
  • Our postal hero, David Moulton, was quick to act, scooping up the child and dialing 911 to ensure the little one’s safety.
  • Despite being hailed as a hero by his community, Moulton humbly credits his timely intervention to divine intervention.

In the charming town of Salem, Massachusetts, a mail carrier named David Moulton recently added a new title to his resume: local hero. While on his usual route, Moulton spotted a toddler meandering around, fresh from a sneaky escape from a nearby daycare facility.

Moulton, a seasoned postal worker of eight years, was just in the right place at the right time. The three-year-old had been wandering the sidewalks for about half an hour before our mailman-turned-savior noticed something was off and swiftly dialed 911.

He narrated his heroic act to CBS News, saying, “I just scooped him up before he got into the street over there.”

Pointing out the bustling Congress Street, he added, “He’s got no shoes and no jacket on, it’s like, this isn’t right. I’m wearing four layers of clothing you know.”

The little adventurer had initially run past Moulton in the park. “At first, I didn’t think anything of it, I thought he was playing with kids or something like that, and then all of a sudden, he zipped by me again, I thought ‘he’s heading to a busy street,’” Moulton shared.

The daycare center, Salem Community Child Care, is known to be a bustling hub. Now, it’s not just letters and packages that Moulton delivers on his route, but also tales of his heroism. The community members, who now routinely hail him as a hero, confirmed the center’s constant buzz to CBS.


But Moulton, like the best of heroes, doesn’t bask in the glory of his new title. Instead, he humbly suggests that perhaps, it was a mysterious act of divine intervention that placed him at the right spot at the right time.

So, here’s a toast to everyday heroes like Moulton, who remind us that sometimes, the most extraordinary acts of kindness can come from the most ordinary moments. Share this story with your friends and spread the cheer!