This postman delivers more than just mail


English Postman Dresses Up In Costumes To Lift Community Spirit During COVID-19 Lockdown

Images adapted from: @jon_the_viking_matson

During England’s lockdown due to the dire COVID-19 situation in the country, one postman went the extra mile to deliver laughter and joy, along with letters and parcels, to everyone’s doorstep.

Last week, 39-year-old postman Jon Matson from Boldon, a town in northeastern England, put a smile on everyone’s face by replacing his uniform with fun outfits, like a bright-red cheerleader costume while delivering mail. 


Just wants to make people happy


English Postman Dresses Up In Costumes To Lift Community Spirit During COVID-19 Lockdown

Image credit: @jon_the_viking_matson

“So while this virus [COVID-19] grips the world I still have to go to work and deliver post, today I [did] it in style and made a few people smile. That was the ultimate goal.” Said Mr. Matson in his Instagram post.

English Postman Dresses Up In Costumes To Lift Community Spirit During COVID-19 Lockdown

Mr. Matson in the iconic blue dress from Alice In Wonderland cartoon

Image credit: @jon_the_viking_matson

As of today, Mr. Matson still goes to work in different costumes and makes all his mail recipients laugh. 

Luckily, he won’t be running out of costumes anytime soon – he has a bunch in his wardrobe as he’s a regular at Boxing Day Dip, a charity event that requires participants to swim in fancy costumes.


Community responded in a sweet way


English Postman Dresses Up In Costumes To Lift Community Spirit During COVID-19 Lockdown

Images adapted from: @jon_the_viking_matson

Mr. Matson’s good intentions were met with just-as-sweet responses from the community, who showed their appreciation for his work and efforts to make them happy. 

On his Instagram, he also posted pictures of several hand-written notes. One was from a 7-year-old Riley, thanking him for doing his job, while another came with a little bag of Skittles – how cute!

Bravo, Mr. Matson. You’re making people, not just in England, but around the world smile during this difficult time. Thank you, we really needed this!

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