"there’s actually a waiting list of dogs"
April 1, 2019 9:00 PM   Subscribe

Jason “Jay” Hardesty, a UPS driver in New Orleans, recently became an Instagram hit because of his selfies with the dogs on his route.
posted by Johnny Wallflower (22 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
 
h/t MexicanYenta
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:01 PM on April 1 [1 favorite]


This is so pure
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 9:06 PM on April 1 [4 favorites]


No fair, he's already gorgeous, posing with puppies is just over the top! BRB, wailing and rending garments.
posted by drinkyclown at 9:44 PM on April 1 [10 favorites]


I was in a bar on his route earlier this week and he walked in to do his normal UPS business, and he was immediately greeted as a celebrity.
posted by smelendez at 9:48 PM on April 1 [29 favorites]


Woo... just hope UPS doesn't get pissy with their scheduling metrics against him.
posted by drewbage1847 at 9:52 PM on April 1 [4 favorites]


Puppy friends puppy friends puppy friends

Maybe if my local UPS driver had some I wouldn't have seen him tossing a package clearly labeled FRAGILE into the back of his truck today
posted by Hermione Granger at 11:00 PM on April 1


One pup selfie every Friday can't possibly eat into his scheduling metrics much?

But this is truly uplifting news.
posted by Harald74 at 11:17 PM on April 1


Lots of puppies for sure!

But I don't see any selfies....
posted by CrowGoat at 11:23 PM on April 1 [1 favorite]


Why are UPS drivers so cute?
posted by Morpeth at 3:46 AM on April 2 [2 favorites]


Adorbs!
posted by infini at 3:51 AM on April 2


Meeting puppies is my favorite aspect of my job. Especially when you only get the one single bark out of them. Its the "hey I'm not going to murder you, you're just my new best friend and showed up and I want to play with you. Hey human open door for new best friend pls" bark. I love that bark.
posted by nestor_makhno at 4:20 AM on April 2 [15 favorites]


just hope UPS doesn't get pissy with their scheduling metrics against him.

Sadly, I was also thinking this. He's pretty much documenting reasons for his dismissal, if management ever wants to go there. Then again, this is probably better advertising for UPS than any actual advertising UPS does.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:12 AM on April 2 [10 favorites]


Aww this is great. Hopefully UPS doesn't penalize him. I deliver pizza as a side job and my favorite part of my job are the dogs, cats, and babies I get to see.
posted by coffeeand at 7:08 AM on April 2 [1 favorite]


I don't know, I follow UPS Dogs on Facebook (as do 1.4m others) and I think UPS realizes it's really really good PR. So many cute doggos (and the occasional deer, goats, pony, etc...).
posted by TwoStride at 7:16 AM on April 2 [5 favorites]


I clicked for the dogs and stayed for Jay.
posted by biggreenplant at 7:21 AM on April 2 [5 favorites]


It makes me sad that my dogs will never be friends with our UPS driver. They bark like bloody murder any time someone comes near the house. One of them is half beagle, so her screams sound particularly horrifying.
posted by meese at 8:43 AM on April 2 [1 favorite]


I would PAY MONEY for my UPS delivery person to do this. ARE YOU LISTENING, UPS OVERLOARDS? CASH MONEY.

This would significantly reduce the amount of anxiety that our doberman introduces to our house on a near-daily basis.
posted by allkindsoftime at 9:28 AM on April 2


But I don't see any selfies....

Tag added!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:39 AM on April 2


Why are UPS drivers so cute?

So I know one reason. UPS is very supportive of athletes so a lot of Olympic or national level hopefuls in low revenue sports work there after college if being a pro can't support them. I know this because I had a friend whose bf was a driver after college for quite a while, during which he almost went to the Olympics and won a lot of national and regional awards in his sport. There were several others doing so too. So UPS drivers might look great because they are amazing athletes!
posted by fshgrl at 2:29 PM on April 2 [2 favorites]


My plumber said his kids ask him about the dogs he's seen that day every night at dinner. He took a picture of me wearing my chihuahua in his little doggie-sling because he didn't think his kids would believe that this dog had his own baby carrier.
posted by selfmedicating at 4:08 PM on April 2 [4 favorites]


When we first got our shelter dog a few years ago he squeezed out the door as I was signing for a package, bolted across the yard, and jumped into the UPS truck. He's also been in the Fed Ex truck. Unfortunately for the drivers, Teddy is only 18 pounds and is not going to be help delivering packages.
posted by COD at 5:08 PM on April 2 [3 favorites]


I'm glad this was UPS and not the dog catcher. I hate having to view page after page of pug shots.
posted by zaixfeep at 6:01 PM on April 2 [4 favorites]


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