One thing the Internet will never take away from the newspaper industry: Heroic newspaper carriers.
Early Monday, Kansas City Star carrier Jeff Stockwell heard what he described as “the wail of a cat desperate to get inside” while on his route. Said wailing turned out to be former Shawnee, Kan., Mayor Tony Soetaert, who’d fallen in the snow while taking out his trash and had been stuck for nearly an hour. “I don’t know whether or not I would have made it if he had not been there to wait on me,” Soetaert told KCTV.
Incredibly, this is actually the second incident of this happening in 2014: On New Year’s Day, Kenosha, Wis., news carrier Ralph Sustaita found a woman lying in the snow while making his rounds: He gave her his coat and jacket, actions that “saved her life,” according to the woman’s son.
So here’s to you, newspaper carriers of the Midwest. It’s about time you got your moment.