FedEx employee goes viral after making an extra stop she didn't have to make
Amanda Riggan, a full-time driver with FedEx, won people’s hearts after sharing a story about how she comforted a woman whose husband has cancer.
In a video she shared on Facebook, the South Carolina resident recalled her heart-warming encounter with the woman while doing her rounds in York County.
“She came out on the front porch and squeezed me so tight, this lady I've never met. and I prayed for her and her family -- for her husband."
She ran into a woman who was overcome with emotion as she told her that her husband had cancer. Riggan said comforting words for a brief moment and left to continue her duty.
“I drove off, my heart’s pounding. I do probably 20 more stops, and I have to go back,” said Riggan, who is also the founder of “Hungry Heroes”, a non-profit that provides meals to first responders and veterans.
Riggan had stopped her service vehicle. “I stopped what I was doing. I went back to that neighborhood. I rang her doorbell...and when she came down the stairs she had tears in eyes. When she saw it was me, she smiled.”
USED BY GOD
She then prayed with the woman, who couldn’t help but cry in sadness.
Riggan said: “She came out on the front porch and squeezed me so tight, this lady I've never met. and I prayed for her and her family -- for her husband."
Riggan added that she was glad that God prompted her to stop and comfort the woman.
"I pray every day for the Lord to use me," she said tearfully. "When you feel those tugs on your heartstrings, and you feel like you need to do this, stop and do it."
The emotional video has been viewed almost 16,000,000 times.
A HEROIC MAILMAN
Riggan’s story calls to mind another incident in which a mailman rescued an elderly woman.
Josh Hefta saved the life of Alice Paschke, a 94-year-old woman who had fallen inside her home.
For this, he earned the Postmaster General Award, the highest award a mailman can receive, in May 2017.
Josh's name was also added to the Heroes Wall at the Postal Service headquarters in Washington D.C.
“I'm quite honored actually; I've never had anything like this happen to me. Pretty big honor,” he told WDAZ 8.
Josh received those accolades for rescuing Alice in January 2017. The elderly woman was trapped in her home for 20 hours after falling.