It’s no secret the holidays are a busy time for delivery drivers, and judging by the sheer number of packages that get brought to my house alone, it’s safe to say these folks are working overtime to make sure everyone’s holiday gifts arrive safely on time.
This year, some people have decided to give back, leaving gifts of appreciation on their doorsteps for the delivery drivers who do so much this time of year. Some UPS drivers work up to 70 hours a week, and most Amazon driver shifts are 10 hours long. That’s not too surprising judging by the number of last-minute gifts we’ve ordered online, but those are some seriously long shifts, especially when it means you’re spending so much time away from your family during one of the most precious times of year.
Since a lot of these very swamped drivers don’t have time to stop for drinks, snacks or lunch, people have been placing baskets full of munchies and beverages on their doorsteps along with signs telling drivers to take their pick. And it is giving everyone a major case of the feels.
It’s sad how shocked and touched I am at the kind gestures of strangers leaving snacks and drinks out for their delivery people. Humanity still exists, just hard to find, but when you do, appreciate it. pic.twitter.com/kZHevGf3sZ
— Gillian Jema (@gillianjema) December 3, 2018
My mom leaves out snacks for all the delivery workers during the holiday season I mean COME ON HOW AMAZING IS SHE?!?!?! pic.twitter.com/R73ug1dW2M
— Maura Partridge (@peartreee) November 26, 2018
Anyone one else absolutely wearing their delivery drivers out this week? I know I am, so I’m trying to say thanks in a small way with some goodies in a basket on the porch. Snacks make everything better!#christmasdeliveries @uspostalservice @fedex @ups #littlethings #sayingthanks pic.twitter.com/lCaInUpZxt
— BeverlySextonParrish (@beverlysaid) December 17, 2018
Online shoppers, don't forget your delivery drivers this holiday season! Make a quick and easy snack/drink basket for them to grab a treat on the road. Free printable 'help yourself' sign here: https://t.co/29Xb6qu5ks #payitforward pic.twitter.com/G8MqRK5WQM
— See Mom Click® (@SeeMomClick) November 28, 2018
Thanks so much to our resident Brittany for bringing in a snack basket for our delivery drivers during this busy season. We love to see our residents giving during this season! We hope all of our delivery drivers enjoy these snacks from our residents! pic.twitter.com/UjvHbhDfV8
— Halton Park Apts (@HaltonPark) December 14, 2018
It’s no surprise the delivery drivers totally love being recognized, and with something practical that will help fuel their long days without burning out.
I ran into two houses so far this month that have put out thank you notes and a basket of snacks for us delivery drivers. It's really nice to see people care about us and know how hard we work.
— SylvieFox (@DashPurpleFox) December 17, 2018
This holiday season, if you have any extra treats and sweets on hand (OK, and bottled water, because apparently, hydration is the key to everything from a great sex life to better skin), why not put out a basket for your delivery drivers? It’s sure to put a smile on their faces, and you might get some good holiday karma in return.