NEWPORT NEWS, Va. –¬†As temperatures in one Virginia city topped 105 degrees, an 8-year-old boy went the extra mile to make sure his mailman stayed safe in the heat.

Carmine McDaniel of Newport News, Virginia has always had a special relationship with his mailman. On Thursday as temperatures climbed to dangerous levels, he immediately thought of the man who has to walk door-to-door delivering mail.

“I just thought because it was really hot outside and I didn’t want him to maybe pass out or anything, because they are really important so people can pay their bills and stuff like that. I didn’t want him to pass out pretty much,” McDaniel told WVEC.

McDaniel filled up a cooler with ice and cold drinks, so the mailman could catch a moment of relief in the scorching heat.

His mom posted a sweet video to Instagram showing the mailman’s appreciation for the small gesture.

“Yes! I’ll take ’em all!” the mailman is heard saying on camera. “I’ll take a water and a Gatorade.”

He told WVEC that these small gestures make the summer much more bearable.

“It makes it worthwhile,” said the mailman.

Watch the heartwarming story below:

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