FedEx driver becomes hero after girl with special needs mistakes him for ice cream man

Part 12: Helpers & Heroes

BALLANTYNE, N.C. (WBTV) - There are a lot of unsung heroes during the coronavirus pandemic, and now a FedEx driver with a big heart is being added to that ever-growing list.

The story begins with 12-year-old Haige Williams and her mom, Megan. Haige has special needs - and she loves the ice cream truck.

On Thursday, Haige and her mom were going for a walk when a truck stopped at their home in Ballantyne. Haige thought it was an ice cream truck and ran towards it.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t. It was a FedEx truck.

Megan says the driver chuckled, made his delivery and then went on his way.

But on Friday, that driver stopped again.

He didn’t ring the doorbell... he just left a package by the door - with a note.

“Yesterday I was just the Fed Ex delivery guy. Today, I am both delivery guy and Ice Cream truck guy,” the note read. “I hope this puts smiles on. Have a great weekend.”

Our FedEx driver deserves a raise!!!! Back story: Haige has gotten ice cream from the ice cream truck maybe three times...

Posted by Megan Pelak Williams on Friday, April 17, 2020

The driver, whose name is Shane - we don’t know his last name - left a package of ice pops.

“In a time when these drivers are completely overwhelmed and maxed out making sure people get their orders delivered on time, I am completely blown away by the thoughtfulness of Shane!!!!” Megan wrote.

We’re sure Haige is enjoying her ice cream as well.

*Want more uplifting stories? Read more about local people going above and beyond during these trying times on here on WBTV’s Helpers and Heroes page!*

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