Tyrone Wallace fixes Christmas decorations while making a delivery to a Keizer home (Submitted).
The day began as an ordinary Saturday morning for Tyrone Wallace.
As a delivery driver for Amazon, Wallace was making the rounds in Keizer on Dec. 11 when he came across a house that had its front porch holiday decorations blown over by a windstorm from the previous evening.
Wallace calmly set the package on the front step, then took a couple minutes to put the decorations back up in their rightful place.
After he fixed up the front porch, Wallace gave a quick wave to the security camera and went about his day.
“I have done stuff like that before. I didn’t think I would ever get recognized for doing something like that. I just wanted to do the right thing,” Wallace said.
However, Wallace’s small act of kindness left a large impression on the recipient of the gesture.
Just before 10 a.m., Miriam Sierra received a notification from her security system that a package had been delivered. When she checked the video footage, she witnessed Wallace fixing up her decorations and was blown away by his willingness to go out of his way to help her out.
“I was shocked about how strategically he put everything back into place. He really took his time and was intentional,” she said. “It was amazing to see. I didn’t think people did things like that anymore. He just seemed like a really humble person.”
Sierra reached out to Amazon to show her appreciation for Wallace’s willingness to go the extra mile. She then contacted KPTV to tell them about the video, which is when the story spread like wildfire. Sierra was contacted by multiple media outlets from across the country, wanting to learn more about Wallace’s good deed.
“I had no idea it would gain this much recognition,” Sierra said. “I just felt like he needed to be recognized.”
Miriam was able to get in contact with Wallace via Facebook to thank him for his act of kindness. Wallace said he was humbled by Sierra’s gratitude.
“The recognition has been astonishing,” Wallace said. “It took me by surprise when she reached out. It was nice to talk to someone that truly cared. Not everyone is as sweet as Miriam.”
Other than a few of his coworkers calling him “showbiz,” Wallace says that his life really hasn’t changed that much since the video, which is fine by him. He just hopes that his story will motivate others to follow his example.
“We need more people out there doing the right thing,” Wallace said.