Five-year-old James gets his own UPS truck

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FOREST CITY, N.C.  — James Walker’s wish to be a UPS driver has come true. UPS driver Kellie Martin started delivering to the boy’s home in Forest City about a year ago. She and 5-year-old James became big buddies.

Happy Birthday, James. Contributed photo.

After learning James wanted to be a driver, Martin submitted James for UPS’s Wishes Delivered campaign, which delivers mini-UPS trucks to deserving children and organizations around the world, as a surprise for his fifth birthday

If you ask 5-year-old James Walker, he is a UPS driver. He has a uniform and now, his very own shiny, tiny UPS truck.

“Martin never ever makes it to the door. He greets her in the driveway,” Lauren Walker told ABC News. “We live in a rural area so he hears her truck coming, and he’s waving at her in the drive waiting to greet her at the door to her truck every time.”

“Best truck ever. It has headlights!” James Walker said. His mom said that “he has put a million miles” on the truck since he received it.
“He just blesses my heart when I pull up into that yard,” Martin said. “There’s a lot of long, tough days, but you run across someone like James and you realize this why you do what you do.”