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Hopkins seniors surprised with cards from their mail carrier

Posted at 1:10 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 17:39:37-04

DORR TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Seniors at Hopkins High School were ready to walk across the stage on May 22nd for their graduation.

"It's going to be an interesting topic for the rest of our lives," said senior Ethan Howe, "our senior year was taken by coronavirus."

Obviously, due to the pandemic, that date was cancelled but now an unsuspecting stranger is making them feel loved during this tough time.

"It was so nice of her, it brought some joy into our lives for a little bit," said fellow senior, Kelsey Dusseau, "it was so nice of her to appreciate the Class of 2020."

Mail carrier Elise from the Dorr post office delivered hand written cards in the senior's mailboxes, all with a personalized note.

"I opened it and was like, 'oh my gosh, this is so sweet,'" said senior Sarah Pendock, "I've never met her but she's still thinking of all of us. She's still doing her job, working hard, and finding a way to appreciate all of us."

In fact, none of the seniors have met her before, which makes the cards even that much more special.

"Even though it's just a card, it feels like a lot more," Howe added, "it's a personal connection. Somebody you've never met goes out their way to do something amazing for you."

And Pendock said the hand written note was a very special touch.

"In this age, you get a text or something on Facebook but now someone delivers a card to you, it just makes it more special."

For the seniors who have lost so much over the past few weeks, it was a glimmer of hope and positivity.

"It's a flashlight in a dark room, letting me see the path forward," added Howe, "kindness shows all."

These aren't easy times for the seniors and for a stranger to think of them, it meant the world.

"These are really dark times and it was nice to have some positivity in our day," Dusseau added.

"I just want to say, 'thank you Elise,'" smiled Howe, "I know you're out there somewhere delivering our mail, thank you very much."