Fate delivered the perfect package in the form of a prime photo opportunity.
A professional photographer by the name of Donreál was shooting on location in downtown Sanford when he was asked to take a photo of a UPS employee making a delivery.
The random encounter turned into a picture perfect post that has gone viral with 453K Twitter likes, to date.
Impressed by the result, Donreál asked the internet for any leads on identifying the photogenic delivery man, so that he can send him the photo.
The photographer tweeted:
"I was doing a photoshoot in downtown Sanford when this UPS delivery man kindly interrupted and asked for a picture."
"THIS IS THE BEST PICTURE OUT THE WHOLE PHOTOSHOOT!"
"can someone find this man so he can see this."
I was doing a photoshoot in downtown Sanford when this UPS delivery man kindly interrupted and asked for a picture.… https://t.co/QHJbDPwKh3— Donreál (@Donreál) 1576787095.0
The internet became instantly smitten with the UPS man's infectious smile and the search was on.
Who IS HE?
@DeeGoofy Bro, he swagged this out. Sheesh! 🔥🔥— Dre’ 📸 (@Dre’ 📸) 1576892458.0
@DeeGoofy @_KelseyMaggart My man look like a superhero🔥— 'NoM (@'NoM) 1576893372.0
@UPS @DeeGoofy This should be the cover of UPS' website, HR handbook, new employee training. Everything.— D🅱️CH GHØST (@D🅱️CH GHØST) 1576890637.0
@DeeGoofy This is so good. U should do a series called “take my picture” and make it a set of photos of randoms ask… https://t.co/uAUCysOFw6— Durrrn 87%+ (@Durrrn 87%+) 1576900821.0
It almost looks like a painting.
@DeeGoofy I love photographs that look like paintings, and paintings that look like photographs. This is wonderful.… https://t.co/IusPzx9KUf— Savage Eyes 🆘 (@Savage Eyes 🆘) 1576944001.0
@DeeGoofy You captured that man’s soul and it’s beautiful to see, bad people don’t glow in pictures like he is glowing .— ROOS (@ROOS) 1576954129.0
@DeeGoofy Looks like a painting. He should be hired as a model to be the Face of UPS.— MaryAnne🇺🇸 (@MaryAnne🇺🇸) 1576957759.0
A fellow professional chimed in with accolades.
@DeeGoofy Great composition, stellar use of color and saturation and of course a natural model. Good work.— Ronnie B (@Ronnie B) 1576892540.0
@DeeGoofy @violue The color balance in this one is so great. The blue of the backround, the warm tones of the truck… https://t.co/ixl4f72FHg— Uddelhexe-The Clarence, y'want to see in the world (@Uddelhexe-The Clarence, y'want to see in the world) 1576926819.0
The internet wouldn't be the internet unless they pointed out the kooky.
Some keen observers of the photo couldn't help noticing the spooky specter looming around above the truck's UPS logo.
Do you see it?
@DeeGoofy So no one sees the demon spirit merged with the UPS truck? https://t.co/hrH22HVIyD— Ricardo Durandbolt (@Ricardo Durandbolt) 1576900966.0
@DeeGoofy @Rahmeljackson Excellent shot! Even the truck has character! (And not just the ghost-face in the upper left corner!-)— Tony Keyes (@Tony Keyes) 1576900121.0
@DeeGoofy but there is a soul trying to escape from the side of the truck. https://t.co/KfrscZu0cn— ❄️lindsey (@❄️lindsey) 1576892620.0
Is it even a spooky demon?
@tonykeyesjapan @DeeGoofy @Rahmeljackson That ghost face in the corner looks like Alf. https://t.co/ojxb8APZeT— Aleisha Lou Who (@Aleisha Lou Who) 1576942860.0
@rdrnd91 @DeeGoofy That's just Groot— ARTMAN ONE (@ARTMAN ONE) 1576901654.0
People also expressed their concern for the driver's safety after noticing what they suspected were bullet holes.
@DeeGoofy @Creat1ve that is indeed a great picture ...but please don’t tell me those are bullet holes https://t.co/uCgNZqyefI— youtube/Alonzo (@youtube/Alonzo) 1576904060.0
@DeeGoofy Beautiful and full of interest. Am I the only one who sees bullet holes in the front of the truck, tho?— Connie SmokeyEyed Cunt 🇺🇸#FuckTrump (@Connie SmokeyEyed Cunt 🇺🇸#FuckTrump) 1576956612.0
@DeeGoofy Why does it look like someone shot at the UPS truck? 🤔🤔🤔— Daniel Heithorn was at #X019🇬🇧 (@Daniel Heithorn was at #X019🇬🇧) 1576944438.0
@markpittsnh WTF they are rivets.— Scott Hanselman (@Scott Hanselman) 1576966296.0
@DeeGoofy Streets are tough. https://t.co/3I1TvlUFTI— Ben Anderson (@Ben Anderson) 1576902233.0
But let's get back on track.
It looks like UPS has a model employee.
@CyrusMMcQueen @DeeGoofy If UPS has any brains, this man is the new “Face of UPS.” @UPS— BDBoop (@BDBoop) 1576961554.0
@DeeGoofy @WeirdNPissdOff This should be on the @UPS cover ...magazine or whatever the use to promote their company… https://t.co/mZ7VrVWcqT— Batman (@Batman) 1576949619.0
@DeeGoofy @ATLLAEV Great photo. Rich in color and detail. Looks like an ad.— Nicole B. Fearless (@Nicole B. Fearless) 1576889244.0
Even UPS was on board with the search.
@DeeGoofy Yass! We ❤️this. We will find him for you. We got ya covered. 😉— UPS (@UPS) 1576887269.0
Eventually, the viral photo made its way to the delivery man's wife.
@DeeGoofy That’s my husband 😍😍😍— LeCarya Watkins (@LeCarya Watkins) 1576893609.0
His family identified the mystery man as Jermey Watkins from Southern Pines.
His wife, LeCarya Watkins, showed up with the receipts and proudly shared a juxtaposed photo of her "bae" in his uniform and in his Sunday best.
He can dress it up too!!! Church and UPS!!! Love a man and his suit 😍🥰😘... That’s bae 😘😘😘!!! Mr. Watkins https://t.co/wHAU4xF9WH— LeCarya Watkins (@LeCarya Watkins) 1576895314.0
Mi Amour is so handsome 😍😍😍!!! https://t.co/kFsxUIvqI2— LeCarya Watkins (@LeCarya Watkins) 1576893092.0
It turns out Watkins has a voice that delivers too.
Did I mention he sings too!!! 🔥🔥🔥 A man that loves God is better than anything in this world 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 https://t.co/tITYoKINOK— LeCarya Watkins (@LeCarya Watkins) 1576904139.0
People are now envious of LeCarya.
@lecarya Okay, your man is the perfect image for delivery guys...a nice looking church going fella. Can't get bette… https://t.co/NhsttS1sJN— Marie B. 🐢 (@Marie B. 🐢) 1576912004.0
A feel good story like this is just what we need this holiday season.
@lecarya You’re a beautiful couple - what a fun surprise from a chance photo. Getting to know strangers - who then… https://t.co/pUgBAO3rOQ— Trixie Martini #Impeach&Remove (@Trixie Martini #Impeach&Remove) 1576942997.0
@Vanessia93 @DeeGoofy 😍 . This is like a Christmas feel good movie ❤️🎄😘— Toria (@Toria) 1576975488.0
@DeeGoofy This photo is gorgeous I can’t even. It’s going in the history books. Even the Twitter story around it. T… https://t.co/9QF1L3ddaV— sagitterrorist™️🏹 (@sagitterrorist™️🏹) 1576947033.0
@DeeGoofy I’m so appreciative for people who do that job. The holidays must be crazy busy and tiring. They work ver… https://t.co/4wwmjZpaDb— Odessa 🧢 (@Odessa 🧢) 1576961044.0
This year, UPS forecasts record-breaking holiday shipments, with return deliveries peaking at 1.4 million packages on January 2 – a 26% increase from last year's peak returns day.
Matthew O'Connor, UPS senior manager for public relations, told Transport Topics:
"We estimate UPS will deliver more than 32 million packages per day in the U.S. and around the world, an increase of more than 50% over our regular daily volume."
That's a lot of packages!
Thanks for all you do, UPS drivers. And please drive safe on all your respective routes.