Mailman Leaving His Route Gives Little Boy a Thoughtful Goodbye Gift

Logan may only be 4 years old, but he already knows he wants to be a mailman when he grows up. The little boy checks the mail 100 times a day and pressures his aunt, Emily Giese, to write him postcards so that he'll have something in the box when the mail finally does arrive. Logan's mailman, Wes Winter, has noticed the boy waiting for him — once in just a t-shirt and his USPS baseball cap in 30 degree weather — and delivered a package with a letter to the "little mailman" to tell him that he was starting a new job and wouldn't be seeing him anymore.

"Hello Little Mailman . . . " Wes starts his adorable letter, which Emily shared to Facebook. "I only met you once. It was cold outside and I was running late. You were sitting on the porch waiting for me to come around. You were wearing a tee-shirt and USPS baseball cap and it was probably 30 degrees, but you didn't care, you just wanted to see the mailman. I don't know why, but it meant a lot to me, little dude."

That one day stuck with Wes, so he decided to do something special for Logan before starting his new job.

Today is my last day delivering mail. I really enjoyed it, but I went to school for something else and I found a job that fits me better. And there's always a chance I'll be back. Life's funny that way. There's a job called a Postal Inspector that I'm really interested in, but they don't hire people too often. It's like being a policeman, but for letters and packages. I promise you'll be the first one I tell if I get that job!

Anyway, I just wanted to give you a gift so you don't freeze the next time you're waiting for the next regular mailman to make his way around the block. And don't worry if you decide it's not what you want to do when you grow up. I haven't been working that long and I've already been a mailman, a mechanic, a cashier, and a carpenter. Just find your thing and don't lose the spark.

Inside the package was a fuzzy USPS hat that Emily says Logan won't take off as he "said he only wants to wear his hat and his belly button (whatever that means!)." See the sweet photos of Logan with his "Number 1 Fan," his new hat, and the letter above.