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A beloved mailman just retired - and his whole neighborhood turned out to say goodbye

Posted On: May 25, 2019   |   Posted By: WGN TV

ATLANTA - Floyd Martin's last day on the job was anything but typical. The Atlanta man retired Wednesday after working nearly 35 years as a postal carrier.
People in a suburban Atlanta neighborhood where he's delivered mail all these years wanted to send him out in style as he worked his route for the last time.
As his mail truck moved through the area, neighbors gave him hugs and gifts. They decorated their mailboxes in his honor and posed for pictures with him. They even invited him to come back in the fall to be a celebrity judge in the neighborhood's Halloween parade.
His day-long goodbye turned into a veritable street party, attracting more than 300 people. The neighbors brought covered dishes, according to neighbor (and Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter) Jennifer Brett. She accompanied him on his last day and posted the highlights to Twitter .
THREAD: Floyd Martin retires after nearly 35 years as a mailman tomorrow. I went with him on his route today. pic.twitter.com/qZhUVY7Sz8
- Jennifer Brett (...

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