Metro Detroit mailman leaves $20, note for boy who gave him free Kool-Aid

Posted at 3:27 PM, Jul 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 12:49:51-04

A Dearborn boy's kind gesture is going viral after he gave a thirsty mailman a cup of Kool-Aid.

5-year-old Adam Houssami was ready to start his own business. He set up a stand, giving out Kool-Aid on hot summer days. 

The mailman was thirsty. The only problem, he didn't have any money for the drink. 

"I said 'do you want some Kool-Aid?' and he said, 'I don't have any money,' and I said, 'you could still have some,'" Adam said.

Adam and his mother, Krista, didn't think anything of it until a letter came in the mail the following week. 

The mailman wrote a note, and included a $20 bill, that said:

"Adam - Remember last week you were selling Kool-Aid on a hot day? I didn't have any money but you offered me Kool-Aid anyways. Thanks man! I was really thirsty. Good things happen to people like you. Stay cool dude - Mailman."

"It makes me feel really good to know that there are still people in the world that care," Krista said. "I think that shows no matter what you should help people. That small gesture was something really big."