When Marine veteran Mike King was driving by a home in Maryland in his FedEx truck he noticed that a flagpole had snapped due to high winds, leaving the American flag crumpled on the ground. King knew he couldn't leave the flag on their front lawn, so he got out of his truck, picked up the flag, folded it properly and then left it on the porch.
King had no idea that the home was equipped with a Nest security camera, which recorded his good deed. When Gail Cook returned home, she found the neatly folded flag and shared the video on Facebook.
King happened to see Cook's post and replied saying that picking up the flag was "the Marine way."
"It's the Marine way, would have done better justice for Lady glory if the wind wasn't gusting at 50 lol. You and Eric are welcome I couldn't just drive by and do nothing."
FedEx praised the "the patriotic actions of Mike King" in a statement.
“FedEx Ground is proud of the many contributions our team members and vendors make to our local communities every day. We commend the patriotic actions of Mike King, a service provider employee who went above and beyond to properly care for a fallen American flag while on his route.”
“He did this not knowing anyone was watching — he just did it because it’s the right thing to do,” Cook told the Baltimore Sun. “And we just really appreciate that he took the time to do that for us.”