It’s always nice to be greeted by a friendly face, and UPS drivers are met by licks and tail wags every single day. Thanks to their delivery schedules, drivers frequently interact with the same pets as they run their routes and are able to form a bond. And thankfully for the rest of us, there’s now a place online where they can post about their encounters with the cutest dogs.
UPS truck driver Sean McCarren founded a Facebook group called UPS Dogs where fellow drivers can post about the dogs they see on their delivery routes.
McCarren has been driving for UPS for 17 years, he tells BuzzFeed, and one of the things that makes the job so great is the pups he meets along the way.
“I wish we could just hang out with the families and their dogs all day, but it’s just not feasible,” he told BuzzFeed. We’d all spend our days playing with dogs if we had the chance, but since that’s not an option, it’s nice to spend time with these pets vicariously through the UPS Dogs community!
New photos and videos are uploaded to the page all of the time. Many of them are ready to hop on the truck and take a drive. You know, if dogs could drive.
Of course, there are also those who are just in it for the treats.
Some dogs just want to help out with the job. All in a day’s work!
It’s always nice to have a friend nearby!
Plus, they look good in the driver’s seat!
The actual UPS workers don’t seem to mind the company.
In fact, sometimes the drivers develop such a strong bond with the dogs that they go on to adopt them. For example, Katie Newhouser became so close with a dog named Leo that when his owner died, she let him come live with her. Now, Leo has a happy new home with the delivery driver he’d come to know so well.
Newhouser’s touching story was shared with the UPS Dog community, of course.
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