Most of our interactions with the UPS delivery guys are brisk at best, antagonistic at worst. Not to besmirch the good name of UPS, but things happen. Things happen to packages. And people get mad! It is probably exhausting traveling the same routes, day after day, to meet people anxious for their stuff, or unfriendly, or inappropriately friendly. So what do these workers do? They turn to the dogs.
A Facebook group for UPS workers to share pics and videos of dogs greeting them as they drive around is the new best thing ever on the Internet:
This! This here! This is Baby and she LOVES it when Jeff stops at her house. The owner told Jeff that she was just heartbroken when he drove by without stopping yesterday. But that’s what makes today so special. Have you ever seen such an excited little puppers?Posted by UPS DOGS on Thursday, October 19, 2017
BuzzFeed News spoke with the page's curator, Sean McCarren, who started it five years ago. McCarren is a driver himself and he knew his coworkers also sometimes took breaks to play with animals they saw frequently along their route; some even hoarded treats to give to their doggo friends. The page has gotten more and more popular as UPS drivers realize they're not alone in having secret furry friends to hang with during their lonely drives. It's so big, that UPS the company is even acknowledging it.
"Yes, we are aware of that site," a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. "It’s a good example of the relationships our employees build with their customers, two- or four-legged!"
And look how happy it makes the pups:
And if you're wondering, there's enough room in these driver's hearts for cats too:
All four-legged friends are welcome!