Delivery driver “isn’t sure” about dog on porch until he gets up close to her

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We’ve all heard the jokes about dogs and mail carriers being mortal enemies, like something out of a cartoon.

But in a Missouri suburb, there’s a heartwarming twist to this tale featuring an Amazon driver and a sweet pit mix named Grace.

mail man and dog

Picture this: Grace, the pit bull mix, lounging on her porch, soaking up the day with naps and neighborhood sniffs.

Along comes Eric, the Amazon delivery driver.

Instead of the usual barking frenzy, he steps onto Grace’s turf with a calm, “Oh, hi, Pretty!” setting a peaceful vibe right from the start.

Eric, a bit hesitant, asks, “Is she friendly?” with a mix of hope and a dash of uncertainty in his voice.

He gently sets down the package and cautiously approaches Grace, breaking the ice with a simple, sincere gesture.

eric approaches the dog

Grace’s reaction? She stands up, her tail wagging—a clear sign she’s ready for some friendly interaction.

This wagging tail, her “tail diplomacy,” signals to Eric that it’s all good. What follows is a lovely exchange of pets and praises, breaking down any lingering hesitations.

Luckily, Grace’s owner, Ashley Gore, caught this sweet moment on video.

Once shared online, it quickly went viral, showing the world Grace’s gentle nature and Eric’s shift from cautious to completely captivated.

eric and grace becoming friends

Reflecting on the unexpected fame, Eric humbly said, “I was just delivering a package.”

Meanwhile, Grace continued her porch duties, unfazed by her newfound celebrity status, embodying charm and grace like the true star she is.

Ashley joked that Grace was winning hearts “one delivery at a time.”

And with Eric’s job bringing him to the neighborhood regularly, there’s a good chance these two will have more heartwarming encounters, spreading smiles with each meeting.

This ongoing friendship between Grace and Eric shows how ordinary moments can turn into extraordinary connections.

Their interactions transform a simple porch into a stage for beautiful, memorable moments, bridging the gap between humans and animals.

This story reminds us that even in our daily routines, there are chances for joy and connection, whether it’s a wagging tail on a sunny porch or a friendly hello from a stranger.

These small moments highlight the goodness in the world and show how our furry friends can make everyday experiences truly special.

Check out the adorable, now-viral interaction between Eric and Grace below!


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Zack Keithy
Zack Keithy

Hey, I'm Zack, the Chief Editor here. I was formerly a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) for a good 6 years before moving on to greener pastures. Right now, I am still heavily involved in dog parenting duties, and it is my desire to share all our knowledge with fellow dog owners out there! Connect with me on LinkedIn, or read more about Canine Care Central!

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