We've all heard these stories but I've been fortunate to actually experience one first hand. Last spring my elderly neighbor a woman in her nineties suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital, the last thing on the family's mind was the mail.
Several days later our mailman knocked on my door inquiring about her, he had noticed her mail was accumulating and grew worried. I gave him the news and he wondered if he should hold on to her mail until she returned home.
I said lets ask her son and phoned him, between the three of us it was decided that her mail would be delivered to me in the interim.
You see like many Canadians we have developed a relationship with our mail carrier something we can never do with a metal box down the street.
And oh yeah, she has recovered and to this day continues to greet the neighborhood while on her walks