Postman dresses up to lift families’ spirits during Covid-19 lockdown

Postman dresses up to lift families’ spirits during Covid-19 lockdown

- A postman in England has taken the innovative step to dress up in fancy costumes when delivering the post

- The 39-year-old took the step to cheer up residents in his community during their lockdown

- The initiative has been well received and he's been lauded for his gesture

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The coronavirus has already claimed thousands of lives around the world.

Lockdowns have been enforced as a result, but this has also had a demoralising effect on many people.

Jon Matson noticed the big difference in people's emotions while performing his daily job function.

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Matson works as a postman in Sunderland, within the United Kingdom, and he soon realised that his residents' smiles had started to disappear.

The 39-year-old man then decided to change things up and delivered the post in fancy dress costumes, as reported by Chronicle Live.

On day one, he dressed up as a cheerleader and it immediately achieved the desired result.

Matson said, "After my first round as dressed as a cheerleader, the next day people were already out waiting before I even got there dressed as Little Bo Peep."

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Matson accrued the outfits by participating in the annual Cancer Connections Boxing Day event and the new initiative presented him with the opportunity to dust them off.

The plan was to do the fancy dress sporadically, but after the overwhelming response, Matson has sourced more outfits and doing it on a daily basis.

In other lockdown-related news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that many marvelled at a gogo's actions.

The elderly woman is taking the lockdown very seriously and mounted a notice on her front gate to ward off any potential visitors.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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