AMERICA'S FRONT PORCH — When you deliver packages to houses all across the country, you're bound to meet a few friendly creatures along the way.
And though mail carriers and dogs traditionally don't get along, the Facebook page UPS DOGS is changing that stereotype, one picture at a time.
UPS DOGS was created back in 2013 as a place for UPS drivers to share photos of the various dogs they met day to day. Since that time, it's grown into a vibrant community of more than 260,000 dog lovers. The page recently started going viral as the internet became charmed by the adorable pictures of dogs and drivers.
The posts, which range from heartwarming to hilarious, even have some people considering a career change.
"I'm seriously considering switching jobs to drive for UPS so I can see all the puppers every day!" one commenter wrote.
Based on the posts, it seems like one of the major perks of being a UPS driver is having a job where you get to interact with dogs all day. Some drivers even carry treats in their trucks, and the dogs seem to love helping out with deliveries.
One driver posted in August about a dog he'd built up a loving friendship with over all the deliveries.
"This boy met me every time I went to his house... He always got a biscuit but had to let me scratch his cotton top," he wrote.
On a recent delivery, the driver found out his little four-legged friend had passed away and had to share how much the friendship had meant to him.
"I can never thank you enough for all of the smiles you brought to me," he said of the deceased pup.
The page just goes to show, having a little extra love in your life from man's best friend can go a long way.