We have heard countless stories of dogs and the mailman, most of which do not end well. Either the dog chases the mailman down, or he barks at him endlessly. Although this stereotype still holds some truth to it, recently a dog and a UPS man beat the odds. They became friends!
When a New York UPS driver, Jason Coronado, was making his daily stops, one particular stop stood out to him. While he was delivering at the Buffalo City Animal shelter, a dog greeted him. Ernie, a pit bull terrier mix, sprinted to his delivery truck. Coronado was not scared because he could tell that Ernie was kind. So he called him over. Corando shares,
“[I] called him up to the truck, and he pretty much just hopped up in, and I was like, Okay. He hopped up and just sat there and did not want to leave.”
After the two said their goodbyes, Ernie jumped out of the truck. Once he left, Coronado could not stop thinking about him. Even though he never thought about owning a dog before, now he did. Ernie stole his heart and he knew he had to do something about it.
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“HE IS PROBABLY MY IDEA OF A PERFECT DOG. I WANTED HIM TO HAVE A GOOD HOME.”
After discussions with his family, Coronado knew it was the perfect fit. So, he swung on over to the shelter and filled out the adoptions papers. The mailman had a new best friend, and it was the Ernie!
When Ernie arrived home, he fit in very well with the Coronado family. He got all the love in the world and more. Also, he was house trained which made the process even easier.
This sweet tale of the delivery man and the dog has a happy ending after all! This is not the only story of a mailman and a dog bonding!
Watch the video below to see another unlikely pair to become family.