Staci Speer Burns was lucky enough to witness the bond that had been growing between the UPS delivery driver and her dogs, but it was something she just had to have her husband see as well.

Posted by Staci Speer Burns on Sunday, January 1, 2017

She explained to Buzzfeed News:

“[Kidd] always plays with the dogs and shows them affection.”

“I wanted to show [my husband] how spoilt our dogs were. They are just rotten, they think everyone should want to pet and love on them.”

The Athens, Louisiana, wife waited for the next time the UPS driver, Daniel Kidd, arrived to pull out her camera, capturing exactly what she was hoping to:

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Posted by Staci Speer Burns on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Not only had her three dogs come up to greet Kidd, but he had gotten down on the ground to take a selfie with them as they crowded around.

Burns told NBC 10 Kidd has a special connection to one dog, in particular, Reba:

“The red Australian Sheppard that is licking him is my Reba. She went through a phase of running away from home and going on adventures.”

Burns said one day after Reba had escaped, Kidd spotted her in the neighborhood, picked her up in his van, and safely returned her home.

“We weren’t even home, but he knew where she belonged.”

The bond between Kidd and Reba is so special that the dog will often jump into the UPS truck on sit in the driver’s seat.


Burns added:

“It’s so sweet.”

NBC 10 reports that a friend of Burns’s, John Danforth, shared photos with the outlet showing how much Kidd loves dogs and vice versa, calling the Air Force veteran “a great guy.”

Posted by John Danforth on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Posted by John Danforth on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Posted by John Danforth on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Burns told Buzzfeed News that Kidd is loved by everyone:

“Kidd has lots of dog friends around the area.”

“Everyone just loves him,” she said.

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