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Rural carrier aids little girl upset after tumble

Rural Carrier Sue Christie was recently delivering mail in Crystal, MI, when she spotted a 5-year-old child walking alone in the roadway.

Christie stopped to check on the girl, asking her where her parents were.

Afraid she was in trouble, the child ran away and fell, scraping her knee and crying when she realized she was bleeding.

The Postal Service employee retrieved a first aid kit from her vehicle and bandaged the girl’s knee, at which point her mother came looking for her.

“She was so grateful that Sue made sure her daughter wasn’t hit by a car, and treated her injury,” said Crystal Postmaster Brian Wheaton. “She was extremely thankful that Sue went above and beyond to keep the child safe.”