by Bonnee Waldstein
Leo Parker, Glen Park’s UPS man for over two decades, is used to delivering packages to Glen Park residents. He’s not so accustomed to receiving them. Today as his truck whizzed by, he was hailed by a neighbor who presented Leo with an American Express Personal Gift Card for $375. A few weeks ago, folks got together to donate towards a gift for Leo, to express their appreciation for all he does for Glen Park. Limited to an inscription of his name and just 21 additional characters, the card read simply, “GP likes Leo.”
In addition to performing his job masterfully, Leo keeps an eye out for any noteworthy neighborhood conditions and spreads the word. More than that, Leo brings a warm smile and cheerful greeting to his two-legged customers, and an encouraging word or two for the four-legged creatures that also greet him at the door.
As more of us shop online, Leo is more of a lifeline than ever.