A Facebook post is going viral after a busy mother of four posted a heartwarming story about an Amazon delivery man who took time to do something extra special for her son.
However, the story takes a strange twist when Amazon becomes involved, then the driver is no longer employed there.
Ember Robbins, whose Facebook page says she has four boys, two who are twins, and is expecting her fifth baby, first posted a note and a photo on Jan. 28, wishing to thank the “Amazon Prime Guy.”
Dear Amazon Prime Guy,
You have NO IDEA what you just did when you took a minute to slam dunk + shoot a couple hoops with my son and his friends, just to return an hour later with a brand new basketball for him since it was worn out and going flat.
What you don’t know is that my son had a really hard day at school today.. He’s been dealing with a classmate being mean to him for a few days now, and you did what I tried to but couldn’t. You turned his whole day around. Probably his whole week.
I wish I would have asked your name, because the world should know what a good human you are and I would have loved to personally thank you.
On Jan. 31, she wrote, “Amazon Prime Guy has been found, has messaged me and I have officially been able to say thank you. Oh, and he’s not fired.”
On Feb. 5, she posted the following update:
Here’s a fun story! Let’s make THIS one go viral, shall we?!
About a week ago I shared a story about “The Amazon Prime Guy”, pictured below. At the time I didn’t know the first thing about him but thanks to social media, I found out his name is Jeremy and he’s actually a pretty damn cool dude.
What I’ve learned is that Jeremy is an army vet, a volunteer firefighter and a full time student. Amazon was only a temporary side gig, and one that he had planned on walking away from long before my story was shared.
Now, imagine this.
Jeremy is driving his route for the day, + makes a stop where some kids are playing basketball. They ask him if he can slam dunk, and shoot some hoops. He takes a couple minutes to do so. Jeremy then leaves and out of the kindness of HIS own heart he takes his break, buys the kids a new basketball and surprises them with it. JEREMY has now made an impact on the kids and myself.
Now let me ask you. Did I at any point mention Amazon in that story? No.
Amazon didn’t do it. Jeremy did.
Fast forward. Story goes viral. Amazon’s FB page shares it, bragging about how they “deliver smiles”.
Multiple radio stations (this momma was on the radio for the first time ever this morning!), widely known websites/blogs, even news stations want to share the story.
Mom and Jeremy both agree!
Why the heck not, right?!
It’s a feel good story and deserves to be heard.
Here’s the twist. In the midst of all the chaos Jeremy decides he is ready to step away from Amazon, again, something he had already set his mind on doing.
Now! All of a sudden the local news channel interviews (scheduled for the FOLLOWING day) are canceled and Amazon will no longer send the contact information to Mom, who’s son was super hyped to meet Jeremy, and share what happened with everyone!
SO, because Amazon couldn’t claim the spotlight and simply allow Jeremy to take the credit for a good deed HE did, the story likely won’t be aired. BUT, the offer to send my son a “gift” for the inconvenience was quickly thrown out there.
Being the author of this story makes me feel obligated to make sure each and everyone knows that Amazon didn’t do a damn thing for my son. Jeremy was “The Amazon Prime Guy” because I didn’t know him as anything more at the time but he is much more, and he is the reason for all of this. He still deserves the recognition. No matter who he is employed with. End of story.
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