Essential workers have finally been acknowledged as the heroes they are, after COVID highlighted just how much they do each and every day to keep the world running. One essential worker, a UPS delivery driver named Marco Angel, takes his hero status very seriously. While dutifully delivering his truck full of packages to an Illinois neighborhood last week, Marco dropped everything without hesitation to rescue a child in a dangerous situation.
4-Year-old Max loves being helpful around the house. One of his favorite tasks is watching for the “package man,” and rushing to bring any boxes delivered to his house inside. The task isn’t typically a challenging one, with Max barely having to step outside his front door to retrieve a small package or two. But last week, Max’s attempt to help landed him in a bind he was unequipped to handle – fortunately, the hero he needed wasn’t far away.
In a terrifying ordeal caught on the family’s Ring camera, Max attempts to pull a large cardboard box into his house. Unbeknownst to the devoted package retriever, however, the box was a whopping 97 pounds – far too heavy for him to carry. As Max pulled on the package, the box began to tip. Wedged between the box and the door, Max calls for help as he attempts to push the box away. The box continues to tip, and before long, Max is knocked to the ground, trapped beneath the package.
From across the street, Marco sees the situation unfold. Without even checking for cars, the heroic father and UPS driver sprints across the street and pulls the box off of the young boy just as his mom opens the front door.
“He didn’t think twice,” Max’s dad told WWNYTV. “He didn’t even look for traffic, he came sprinting.”
Max’s parents couldn’t be more grateful to the heroic UPS driver, as the situation could have had a far different ending had it not been for Angel. After a long talk with Max about only opening the front door with an adult present, the 4-year-old fortunately won’t be finding himself in any more package-related perils.
“I pictured my boys in his situation obviously, Angel recalled, “and you go into full parent mode, full dad mode.”