When they put their wedding invitations in the mail last month, Crystle Lewis and her fiance, from the Wasilla, Alaska area, thought they had included enough postage.
The station reported that the 50 invitations were kept at the post office and a note was left in the couple’s P.O. Box to let them know they needed more postage.
After two weeks, when the couple still hadn’t come to check the box or pay the additional fee, postal worker Edward “Lee” Mayton decided to take matters into his own hands.
“I saw the notice that had been dated for almost two weeks, so I’m like, ‘these have to go out,’ because they looked like wedding invitations,” Mayton told KTUU.
Even though he wasn’t sure when the wedding was scheduled for, Mayton decided to buy the postage himself to get the invitations out to guests, according to KTUU.
Crystle Lewis and her fiance didn’t realize they needed to include extra postage for the wax seals on their wedding invitations. (iStock)
“That’s just what we do, not just because we’re supposed to do it, I mean, this is the valley, this is Wasilla. We take care of each other out here,” Mayton told the station.
As for Lewis and her fiance, they didn’t realize anything was wrong until later. When she found out, Lewis said she was surprised.
“I couldn’t help but choke up,” Lewis told KTUU. “It was so unexpected. I wasn’t expecting that at all, it was really nice.”
Though Lewis and her fiance tried to pay Mayton back for the additional postage, he refused to accept any money, KTUU reported.