WASHINGTON - Santa is a busy guy so postal carriers at one D.C. post office took it upon themselves to help the big guy out.
U.S. Postal Service workers at the L Street station in Southwest D.C. came together to help buy gifts for kids along their route. Each year, they pick a couple to surprise.
“It makes us feel good to help somebody that's less fortunate in this time during the holidays,” said one mail carrier we spoke with.
Eight-year-old Kaywon Primus wrote a letter to Santa a few weeks ago and patiently waited, wanting to catch the postal carrier in person. It took a couple of tries, but Kaywon eventually caught up with one as she walked down the street.
“He came behind me saying, ‘Can you please deliver this to Santa Claus?’ And I said, ‘Okay,’” Ty Williams said.
She took a look at the letter and decided this was a case where she and her co-workers could help Santa out. They delivered some of the items on Kaywon’s list before Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve.
While the postal workers were not able to get everything on Kaywon's list, they got a little creative on one item. He asked for a dog, but they got the next best thing – a toy dog that walks, barks and wags his tail.
Williams recognized Kaywon from her route and thought he could also use some warm clothes and a coat.
“When he came to the door, he just had on his underclothes, just underwear,” she told us. “So when I went out shopping, I decided to give him t-shirts, long johns and sleepwear.”
Kaywon is one of ten kids -- five who still live at home. His parents call this small act of kindness a true holiday blessing.
“This is just some extra stuff that I couldn't get and they got it for him and I really appreciate that,” said Kaywon’s mother, Wanda.