One UPS driver has gone viral for enjoying his job to the fullest; and honestly, who wouldn’t enjoy a driving route that’s littered with puppies?
Mac, a golden retriever on Jay’s route, likes to “hang out” whenever the delivery driver stops by. “We’ve been friends for about three years. We sit down, beat the heat, have a nice conversation about some cats,” he says.
The 32-year-old UPS driver, also a U.S. veteran, started posting dog pictures to Instagram as something fun to do. He used the hashtag #pupsofjay, but never expected his photos to go viral.
“I picked up a dog, just goofing around on a Friday,“ he said. ”I took a photo with him, posted it on my Instagram and he got me more likes than I’ve ever seen. So every Friday, I try to keep up with that.”
“I have extremely important news and it is this: my sweet UPS guy has a hashtag of all the dogs in the neighborhood,” the author wrote in a tweet, sharing a picture of Jay posing with her dog, Sid.
Her tweet attracted even more attention to Jay’s Instagram, and his follower count only grew from there.
Now, he’s become a local celebrity.
“Owners are pretty cool when I ask to take a photo with their dogs because they’re like ... ‘You’re going to make my dog famous!’” he said.
But Jay doesn’t do it just for the likes.
“I definitely get a lot of positive feedback,“ he says. ”I really appreciate that because this year has been horrible and the fact that I can make someone smile for even a second means a lot to me.”