A postman from England delivers letters to families while wearing “silly” costumes to lift spirits during the country’s lockdown.
Jon Matson, 39, has been a mailman in Boldon, England for almost five years. He said he loves his job as he gets to interact with different kinds of people. However, he observed that the pandemic has brought fear and anxiety to houses he visited.
Mr. Matson decided to wear different kinds of costumes, from characters of Gladiator to becoming Pocahontas and then heading the cheerleading squad, keeping his customers entertained during his delivery runs at their homes. Nonetheless, he said he still has to wear his postman ID and company provided shoes.
“Not a lot of people noticed at first,” said the postman in his interview in the Standard. Until his neighbors in Jarrow in North East peak out from the window and follow his everyday dresses. People have been looking forward to what character he will be wearing the next day. “It has lifted the spirits of the entire community and it’s got a lot of people connected and talking which I think is a vital lifeline while we’re stuck inside,” he added.
A father of two, Mr. Mattson said he owns a wide array of costumes and promised that there will be more costumes appearing while he is doing his rounds.