As temperatures in Virginia climbed into the triple digits last week, one thoughtful 8-year-old boy in Newport News took it upon himself to help his local mail carrier beat the heat.
According to Virginia's ABC13 News, Carmine McDaniel — with some help from his mom, Terra — left a cooler full of ice cold drinks on their porch with a sign reading:
"Mailman: Water & Gatorade in cooler. Have a good day."
Home security camera footage — which Terra McDaniel later posted to Instagram and Facebook — captured the moment that the grateful mail carrier came across the cooler.
The thoughtful boy's act quickly became a viral news story, but to Carmine, it was really just a matter of taking care of another person.
"I just thought because it was really hot outside and I didn't want him to maybe pass out or anything," the younger McDaniel told ABC 13, "because [mail carriers] are really important so people can pay their bills and stuff like that and I didn't want him to pass out."