During COVID-19 lockdown, this newspaper delivery man made over 500 grocery store runs for seniors
Amid COVID-19 lockdown over the past two months, Greg Dailey, a 50-year-old newspaper delivery man, made more than 500 grocery store runs for senior citizens residing near his home in East Windsor, New Jersey.
The kind-hearted man said the idea came after an 88-year-old customer asked him to throw her newspaper closer to her garage when he was making his delivery rounds. He realized that if the woman needed help retrieving a newspaper a few steps from her door, she was going to need more help if she needed to go to the store.
So, he called her and asked if she needed anything from the store. After she accepted, the woman asked him if he could also help a neighbor across the street. And it took off from there.
“I deliver [newspapers] to 450 customers who live in senior developments,” Dailey told CNN. “These are two people who live within a hundred feet of each other who can’t get out to get groceries. What about the rest of them?”
So Dailey placed a note in his newspapers that offered help to anyone who needed assistance — all free of charge.