When you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, you’ll usually get a standard answer: doctor, teacher, nurse, fire fighter, police officer, or whatever mom and dad do for a living. They usually base their future profession around the adults in their immediate world who treat them well and who they look up to.
It’s the same for Carson Kight. Only for this 4 year old from Colorado Springs his hero isn’t from the list above. It is Mr. Ernie, the neighborhood UPS driver. Mr. Ernie has made such an impression on this little boy that one day he wants to be just like him.
How did they get to know each other so well? When Carson was born, he had a medical condition where he couldn’t digest milk protein. His parents had to order special formula and milk which was delivered by UPS. The same delivery driver, Ernest Lagasca, brought each order and he and Carson struck up a friendship.
Carson was quite disappointed when Mr. Ernie got assigned to a new route. I think UPS more than made up for it. Carson was very surprised when UPS showed up one day with a special delivery just for him. Management learned of the special relationship between their driver and the little boy. They wanted to do something nice for him, so Carson got was his very own 4 year old sized UPS truck!
Now he can tool around in his UPS delivery truck just like Mr. Ernie. The gift comes from a UPS campaign called “Your Wishes Delivered.”
Just take a look at the video from ABC 7 News Denver. Isn’t that the coolest thing? I think I’d like one of my own!
You can learn more about the Wishes Delivered campaign from the UPS website.